RACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY / Thursday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. / Topic: “Presidential Election 2020: The Vice Presidential Debate”
Thursday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m.
Topic: “Presidential Election 2020: The Vice Presidential Debate”
Cultural Credit Eligible Event
Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. for a special panel dedicated to the “Presidential Election 2020: The Vice Presidential Debate.” This panel will feature Dr. Chesya Burke, Assistant Professor of English; Dr. Steven Smallpage, Assistant Professor of Political Science; and Dr. Asal Johnson, Associate Professor of Public Health, as they draw from their areas of expertise to discuss the debate issues raised during the Vice Presidential Debate. Race is a central issue in the 2020 Presidential election, as the nation addresses:
- The Black Lives Matter protests;
- COVID-19 and health disparities along race and ethnicity;
- The significance of having the first Black woman and person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party, Kamala Harris, as the democratic Vice Presidential candidate.
As such, it is appropriate and timely to have a special panel series as part of the Race in the 21st Century dedicated to the “Presidential Election 2020.” The panelists will engage the debate topics from the vice presidential debate, which will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m. EDT. Reflecting upon the debate topics, we again engage the question, “What are America’s Options?”
RACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, is a weekly, one-hour discussion hosted by Sociologist Dr. Sharmaine Jackson and sponsored by the Africana Studies Program. Delivering to viewers extraordinary perspectives on current events and accomplishments unfolding in, and around our community, this series takes a deep dive into race by delivering stories that engage us on issues related to Black lives and racial justice.