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Thinking about Race on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Looking Backwards, Forwards, and at the Present

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the momentous Civil Rights Act of 1964, LAPA is hosting a spring lunch series showcasing authors of recently published books that examine different features of race, discrimination, and civil rights in America both historically and in the present day. The authors will give presentations from their recent books, to be followed by questions and conversation with the audience.

The series is open to the Princeton University campus community.

As lunch is provided, we require reservations. Please RSVP to jrivkin@princeton.edu.

February 17: Catherine Lee, Rutgers University
"Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration"
Cosponsored by the American Studies Program, the Department of Sociology, and the Woodrow Wilson School

March 31: Christopher Bonastia, CUNY
"Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia"
Cosponsored by the American Studies Program, the Department of Sociology, and the Woodrow Wilson School

March 24: Tanya Hernandez, Fordham Law
"Discrimination in Latin America"
Cosponsored by the Center for African American Studies and the Woodrow Wilson School

April 9: Jeannine Bell, University of Indiana Law School
"Hate Thy Neighbor: Move in Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing"
Cosponsored by the American Studies Program and the Center for African American Studies

April 21: John Skrentny, University of California-San Diego
"After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace"
Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology