Welcome to the Forum. We choose a topic, and invite experts, but in the end, students and citizens have the last word.
Theme: Why Diversity Matters (tentative title)
This year's Forum addresses the question of why diversity matters.
Part I: Dr. Kristie Dotson
Monday, February 2nd, 7pm
Kristie Dotson is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. Professor Dotson researches in epistemology, feminist philosophy (particularly Black feminism and feminist epistemology), and critical philosophy of race. She edited with Robert Bernasconi a series of books entitled Race, Hybridity, and Miscegenation. Her most recent publications include, "Tracking Epistemic Violence, Tracking Practices of Silence" (Hypatia 26:2), "Concrete Flowers: Contemplating the Profession of Philosophy" (Hypatia 26:2), and "How is this Paper Philosophy?" (Comparative Philosophy 3:2, http://www.comparativephilosophy.org/index.php/ComparativePhilosophy/article/view/121). (Text from MSU webpage)
Part II: Students and Citizens
Monday, February 9th, 7pm
A group of students and citizens will continue the discussion that Dr. Dotson started the previous week. Afterwards, the audience can ask questions and we will discuss.
Remember to check the Shreveport Times for columns from Dr. Dotson, our students and citizens prior to each meeting.
We'd like to thank the Convocations Committee, the Shreveport Times, and Centenary's Department of External Relations for all their support.