Forum on Race Set

Newly appointed NAACP President and CEO Kweisi Mfume, Emerge Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry and distinguished academics Michael Eric Dyson and Evelyn Hu-Dehart will participate in "Diversity and Democracy: A Conversation on Race in American Life," a forum to be held at Columbia on Mon., Mar. 18, at 7:30 PM. Manning Marable, professor of history and director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia, will moderate the forum. Participants will address a series of questions concerning the challenges of racial and ethnic diversity within a democratic, pluralistic society.

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of communications and director of the Institute of African-American Research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has published several books including Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture and Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X. Evelyn Hu-Dehart is professor of history and director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Hu-Dehart's current research is on Asian diasporas in the Americas.

This forum and a second, to be held on Apr. 22, were organized by a task force announced by President Rupp at the University's Jan. 16 Martin Luther King commemoration in Miller Theatre.

The forum will be held in Low Rotunda and admission is free. For more information call 854-5511.


Columbia University Record -- March 8, 1996 -- Vol. 21, No. 19