Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MGSA "Eyes on the Mosaic" Race Conference- 5/20-5/21

Please join us this year for the 18th Annual MGSA "Eyes on the Mosaic" Race Conference! This conference will allow graduate students from around the country to present their work which uses race as an analytical framework. This year, our theme is "Theorizing Race: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Race and Ethnicity."

The conference will kick off with the Faculty of Color Panel on Friday, May 20 from 5:30 PM -6:30 PM at the OMSA building (5710 S. Woodlawn). The panel will feature Francisco Gaytan from Northeastern Illinois University, Frances Aparicio and Mary E. Pattillo from Northwestern University and William McDade and Matthew Briones from the University of Chicago.

The Research Initiative Grant Symposium will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Presenting as part of this year’s Symposium are--

The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Black Youth, Social Networking, and Political Discourse
Edward James III, AB Candidate, Political Science in the College

Baptists, Ballrooms, and Boystown: Socio-political Struggle Within a Gay Subculture
Jonathan Lykes, AB Candidate, Political Science in the College

The Great Debate: A Study of the Urban Debate Leagues and their Impact on Academic Achievement in the Chicago Public School System
Roxana Ng, AB Candidate, Public Policy in the College

We are also very excited to welcome Professor John Marquez from Northwestern University as our keynote speaker this year!

We hope you can join us!

All events will take place at the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) at 5710 S. Woodlawn. Please contact Jean Chen at with questions or concerns.