Wednesday, January 8
William A. Darity Jr. “Bold Policies for Economic Justice”
LaRose Digital Theater, 6 p.m.
William A. Darity, Jr. is Arts & Sciences Professor of Public Policy and African & African American Studies and Professor of Economics at Duke University. His research focuses on stratification economics, inequality and race and identity.
Thursday, January 9
Film screening and discussion: "The Abolitionists"
McEwen 011, 5 p.m.
A small group of moral reformers in the 1830s launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the United States. Animated by religious convictions and faith in progress, early white and black abolitionists hoped that moral persuasion would convince slaveholders to free slaves voluntarily. Produced and directed by Rob Rapley. Sharon Grimberg, executive producer for American Experience, WGBH.
Thursday, January 9
"Black Men in America – Imagining the Future"
Whitley Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.
Panelists take a serious look at the complexities facing Black men in America today and imagine what the future might be for Black men if only... Panelists will disscuss the issue from the point of view of: Law, education, medicine, students and religion. Panelists include: Professor George Johnson, Dean of Elon Law School; Dr. Gerald Trusdale, M.D., Physician, Greensboro, NC; Dr. Anthony Graham, Professor and Chair – School of Education, NCA&T University; Rev. Dr. Sir Walter Mack, Sr. Pastor, Union Baptist Church, Winston Salem, NC; Gian Spells, mentoring project, ABSS school district; and Jordan Joshua, Watson / Odyssey Scholar, Elon University. Sponsored by African/African American Studies
Tuesday, January 21
Douglas Foster, “Making Good on the Promise: Generational challenges in post-apartheid South Africa”
Yeager Recital Hall, 6:00 p.m.
Douglas Foster, a former newspaper reporter, magazine editor, television correspondent, and documentary producer who now teaches feature writing to graduates and undergraduates at Northwestern University while overseeing the Journalism Residency Program in South Africa. His most recent book is After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
Thursday, January 23
Patricia J. Williams, “The Eradication of Prejudice”
Whitley Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Columbia Law School Dean Patricia J. Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing. Books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights; The Rooster's Egg; and Seeing a ColorBlind Future: The Paradox of Race. She is a columnist for The Nation.
Thursday-Monday, January 23–27
Department of Performing Arts presents Much Ado About Nothing
Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Kevin Otos
Black Box Theatre, Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.; Monday-Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love, misunderstanding and forgiveness. Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken beginning January 16 by calling (336) 278-5650.
Friday-Saturday, January 24 & 25
Artistic Directors: Gene Medler and Julie Crothers
McKinnon Hall, Friday, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 2 and 3:30 p.m.
The 2014 Tap Ensemble performs original, classical and tap dance by faculty and select students in an always entertaining show. Admission: $12 paid at the door or Elon ID. Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts