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Race, Religion, and Gender: Driving the 2016 Election

September 15, 2016IASEvents, IAS Thursdays2

Race, Religion, and Gender: Driving the 2016 Election

Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 3:30pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop

Free and open to the public

Image: Kehinde Wiley

A panel discussion exploring how the roles of race, religion and gender are influencing American politics, and particularly the 2016 elections. Perspectives from a variety of fields across the University of Minnesota looking at the current political climate, and its impact on the future of American government. Confirmed panelists include Jeanne Kilde (Religious Studies), Enid Logan (Sociology, African American Studies), Mary Vavrus (Communication Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies), and moderator Eric Schwartz (Public Affairs).

Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology Diversity & Equity Committee, the Department of Communication Studies, and the Religious Studies Program. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the IAS ( 612-626-5054) at least two weeks prior to the event.

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  1. Fadwa WazwazSeptember 9, 2016 at 8:50 amReply

    Given that Islam and Muslims have been scapegoats and targeted during this election as well as previous elections with accusations that Obama is a Muslim – it would have been reasonable to have a Muslim speaker or one that can speak on Islamophobia and the rise of hate crimes during elections.

  2. Deborah MontgomeryAugust 30, 2016 at 11:23 amReply

    Looking forward to attending this discussion!

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