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Faculty panel to discuss "Race in America"
Five faculty members will speak about "Race in America: What Is the Agenda?" from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Lane History Corner (Building 200), room 2.
The panel discussion, sponsored by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), is a response to President Clinton's call for Americans to engage in conversations about race and ethnicity. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and be part of an interactive audience discussion led by moderator Al Camarillo, the Mellon Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, professor of history and director of the CCSRE.
Panelists include the following:
Each panelist will speak for about 15 minutes and the discussion will then be opened to include comments and questions from the audience.
"The panel discussion hopefully will set the stage for plans to continue discussing issues of race and ethnicity through Residential Education and the Office for Multicultural Development," Camarillo said. "It also will be a prelude to the California regional session on January 30."
The day-long "Summit on Race in America," scheduled for Jan. 30, will bring together academics, public policy analysts, elected and appointed officials, and leaders of government agency and non-profit organizations to discuss issues of particular importance to California public policy, including the status of affirmative action policies in the aftermath of Proposition 209.
The summit discussion is part of a year-long series of events sponsored by CCSRE in cooperation with various other programs and offices at Stanford.
By Diane Manuel