Race, Racism Topic of Upcoming UTEP Roundtable
Last Updated on October 02, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Originally published October 02, 2018
By UC Staff
“Race, Racism and Resistance: The Social, Individual and Communal Impact of Practiced Racism” is the topic of a free panel presentation from 10 a.m. to about noon Saturday, Oct. 6 in UTEP’s Union Cinema inside Union Building East.
Panelists will be Natasha Howard, Ph.D., a lecturer in the Africana Studies program at the University of New Mexico; Jose Medina, community activist and retired immigration attorney who focused on civil rights litigation; and Ron Stallworth, author and retired law enforcement officer who was the subject of the recent Spike Lee film, “BlacKkKlansman.”
Michael V. Williams, Ph.D., director of UTEP’s African-American Studies program, will moderate the discussion that will address the foundation, sustainability and impact of racism today.
“The objective is to really examine the ideology and practice of racism so as to better understand its look, its feel and the individual and communal impact that practiced racism in America has on those who suffer under it,” Williams said.
Stallworth will sign copies of his book, “Black Klansman,” after the panel discussion.
The annual Roundtable Summit, which includes a continental breakfast, is part of The University of Texas at El Paso’s and the UTEP Black Alumni Network’s (UBAN) 2018 Homecoming activities.
UBAN and UTEP’s African American Studies Program and Black Student Union are summit sponsors.