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Michael Eric Dyson & the 2016 Presidential Election: Race & Gender in Post-Obama America

On October 10, 2016, the African & African American Studies (AAAS) Program will host its annual St. Clair Drake Memorial Lecture featuring author, public intellectual, political analyst and Georgetown University Professor of Sociology Michael Eric Dyson. The lecture is entitled “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Race & Gender in Post-Obama America."
In line with AAAS’ current focus on contemporary racial justice movements and electoral politics in the U.S., Dyson will discuss his most recent book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America.  It discusses the impact of race, racism, and the movement for racial justice on the upcoming 2016 presidential election. He will speak on the stakes of Black America in this election, the resonance of Black Lives Matter on the campaign trail, the history of voting rights in America, the impact of gender on campaign strategies, and the changing face of the U.S. presidency.
Following his lecture, Dyson will be joined on stage by AAAS Director and Stanford School of Education Professor H. Samy Alim, University of Southern California Associate Professor of Political Science & Gender Studies Ange-Marie Hancock, and Lehigh University Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English James Braxton Peterson.
This lecture and dialogue is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Bechtel Conference Center in Encina Hall at Stanford University (616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305). Doors will open at 6:30pm and the program will begin promptly at 7:00pm.



Monday, October 10, 2016. 07:00 PM


Encina Hall (Bechtel Conference Center)


African & African American Studies




This event is free and open to the public.