Monday, August 18, 2008

8.21 Race [Still] Matters | Martha's Vineyard

If you happen to be on the Vineyard this week...
(Martha's Vineyard is about 3 hours outside of Boston with an hour ferry ride)

W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University presents its annual Martha's Vineyard Forum hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Editor-in-Chief,, Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute and Moderated by Veteran Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault at the Old Whaling Church (89 Main Street, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard)

Photo: Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Panelists will also include Sara Aviel, who has been working for the Obama campaign and is a Massachusetts delegate to the Democratic National Convention; noted Harvard sociologist Lawrence D. Bobo, the former director of Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity; leading music, cultural critic, and New York Daily News columnist Stanley Crouch; political theorist Melissa Harris-Lacewell from Princeton and author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Every Day Talk and Black Political Thought; and Rutgers Board of Governors Professor of History Deborah Gray White, author of Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower.

The talk begins at 5 p.m.

Advanced tickets are no longer requrired. General seating. Free Admission. Open to the Public.