“Race and Extreme Violence in American Society Today” Event on April 19th

April 13, 2012

Trayvon Martin
The panel discussion entitled “Race and Extreme Violence in American Society Today” will take place on Thursday, April 19th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in Building 4 Room 237.  The panelists will compare the Trayvon Martin incident and the death of Jicun Wu, owner of a Chinese takeout in Philadelphia, as instances of extreme violence against the black and Asian American communities.  Martin was killed in Florida in February 2012, Wu died in Pennsylvania in March 2012: what does this say about the state of race relations in US society today?  Panelists include Elijah Anderson, PhD (Prof. of Sociology, Yale) and Andrew Leong, JD (Associate Professor of Legal Education and Immigration Law, UMass Boston).  The event is sponsored by the Postdoctoral Association, the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education, the Center for Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, the Office of Minority Education , the Committee on Race and Diversity, and the Office of the Chancellor.

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