Learn to make anti-racist communities
May 30 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm• Free
Is it time to make anti-racist communities in Eugene, Lane County and the country? Tricia Rose is a scholar of post-civil-rights-era black U.S. culture, popular music, social issues, gender and sexuality. In fact, she even wrote the book on hip-hop culture. Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America is considered as the foundational text of hip-hop studies. Rose is currently the chancellor’s professor of Africana studies and the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She’ll explore critical obstacles in the way of creating anti-racist communities — namely structural racism. Rose questions how we can break through the deeply ingrained layers of structural racism to create an equal America.
Oregon State University College of Engineering and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women present Tricia Rose 6 pm Wednesday, May 30, at the LaSells Stewart Center, located at 875 S.W. 26th Street, Corvallis. — Henry Houston