Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Presents “Racism in Post-Racial Times” During Black Lives Matter Speaker Series, Thursday, Oct. 8

October 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Eduardo-Bonilla-Silva-PhotoThe University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to welcome Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva as a speaker in the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series “Race Relations in the 21st Century,” on Thursday, October 8.

Bonilla-Silva will speak on “Racism in Post-Racial Times,” at 6 p.m. at the Chapman Cultural Center Theater in downtown Spartanburg.

Bonilla-Silva, professor and chair of sociology at Duke University, will address the complexity of racial politics in a society that frequently espouses “color-blindness.” Trained primarily in class analysis, political sociology, and globalization, his recent work has focused on race, citizenship, whiteness, and the Obama administration.

An $8,000 grant from The Humanities Council SC is assisting the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at USC Upstate in hosting the speaker series this fall. Faculty members in African American Studies, History and Sociology at USC Upstate have collaborated to make the series possible.

The event is free and open to the public.

To view the full schedule of speakers and topics for the Black Lives Speaker Series, please visit http://www.uscupstate.edu/blacklivesmatter/.

For more information, contact Dr. Esther Godfrey, interim director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, at (864) 503-5602 or egodfrey@uscupstate.edu.