UNROOTED: Repairing the Divides Among Scholars and Activists, Lecture by R. L'Heureux Lewis, Ph.D.

Date & time

Jan 11, 2012, 4:00-6:00 pm EST
Free and open to the public.
Refreshments provided.

This conversation will address the divides that traditionally separate activists and scholars as well as separate different communities of color. Drawing on examples of collaboration the event will go beyond diagnosis of differences by identifying strategies for moving ahead towards social justice.

About the speaker
Dr. R. L'Heureux Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at the City College of New York – CUNY. His research concentrates on issues of educational inequality, the role of race in contemporary society, and mental health well-being. Through his writing, speaking, and commentary his work analyzes some of the most pressing issues facing the African Diaspora. With specializations in race and ethnic relations, his research and activism grapple with the areas of education, youth culture, public policy, and mental health. His commentary has been featured in media outlets such as US World News Report, Diversity in Higher Education, National Public Radio, theRoot.com and the Detroit Free Press.

For more on Dr. R. L'Heureux Lewis, visit: http://www.professorlewis.com/about/.

Following the keynote an interactive discussion will feature a panel of U-M students and faculty reflecting on the relationship between scholarship and activism.

For more information, please visit: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/.

Sponsored by Rackham Graduate School with additional sponsorship from: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, Department of Sociology, Students of Color of Rackham, Rackham Student Government, and Becoming Educators of Tomorrow.