Race in the Americas 2017 Conference

Nov 03, 2017 12:00 PM to
Nov 04, 2017 04:30 PM
102 Oak Building

Keynote speaker: Micol Seigel, Indiana University, Bloomington

The Race in the America Conference (RITA) at Penn State is a forum for future academics, professionals, and activists engaged in the study of racial paradigms in the Americas. With a history of participants from around the country, RITA seeks to bring together scholars dedicated to the study of the Hemispheric Americas from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors.

RITA’s mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on race, displacement, and immigration in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other geographies throughout the Americas; to promote the interests of its diverse participants; and to encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate on political and racial issues in the Hemispheric American context. RITA hopes to foster meaningful engagement with the economic, social, and political conditions of racialized subjects throughout the region, and build a vibrant community of inquiry and innovation at each meeting. The title for the 2017 Conference is "Space/Place/Race: Geography and Power in the Americas". 

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