Annoucements / Events

February

Race and Sports Symposium

What: 3rd Annual The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports
Keynote Address: Dr. Harry Edwards
Panel Discussion: Tamecka Dixon and Billy Mills - Moderated by Shawn Leigh Alexander
When:  February 2 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Kansas Union Ballroom, University of Kansas

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The University of Kansas School of Business, The Langston Hughes Center, KU Athletics, KU Alumni Association, K-Club, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Departments of African & African-American Studies, Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Political Science and Sociology  

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: "Emancipation: Terms and Conditions Apply" - Kevin Gannon, Grand View University
When:  February 13 @ 11:30 am
Where: The Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm 1, University of Kansas
Cost per person: 
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "The End of Policing" - Alex Vitale, Brooklyn College
When:  February 13 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Langston Hughes Center

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture

What: Fixing Lawrence's Achievement Gap
When: February 28 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library, the City of Lawrence  and the Department of African and African-American Studies


NEH Summer Instittute

The Langston Hughes Center received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a June 2017 summer institute for high school teachers, entitled "Teaching the 'Long Hot Summer' of 1967 and Beyond."  The project will be led by Shawn Alexander, Clarence Lang, and John Rury. See <http://www.summer67.dept.ku.edu/​>

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Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports - Dr. Harry Edwards, Billy Mills and Tamecka Dixon
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