Greensboro College Will Hold Colloquium on Racism Feb. 14

Greensboro College will hold a colloquium on the subject of U.S. racism almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in 109 Proctor Hall West on campus. The event is free, and the public is invited. Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice and chair of the college's Department of Sociology, will discuss and take questions on how racial privilege and subordination continue to manifest themselves in America almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act. Sommerlad-Rogers received B.A. and M.A. degrees from San Jose State University and her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. She joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2011. The colloquium is part of an annual series of events on the Greensboro College campus to discuss topics of interest to the campus and community. The final colloquium of 2013-14, also in 109 Proctor Hall West, will feature Jennifer Diliberto, associate professor of special education, speaking on "Successful Strategies: Insights from Individuals with Disabilities," at 3 p.m. Friday, March 21. All colloquia are free and open to the public. Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect.

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