The Ivan Allen College will host:
Storytelling for Social Justice: The Power of Education to Change the World
With Tricia Rose
Rose's talk will consider the ways that colorblind story framing invisibly impedes our understanding of racial inequality and will identify storytelling that lays the groundwork for a just society.
There will be time for discussion after the lecture.
3:30 PM - Reception
4:00 PM - Lecture
Speaker: Tricia Rose, Brown University Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.
Tricia Rose specializes in 20th century African-American culture and politics, social thought, popular culture and gender issues. She is the author of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994), Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy (2003) and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters (2008). Black Noise won several awards including an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. She has been awarded such prestigious fellowships ad the Princeton University's Afro-American Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellowship and the American Association of University Women Fellowship.