Talk on Race in America
To kick off SUSO programming for the upcoming program year, we have asked UCONN Associate Professor Jerry Phillips to come to present a talk/discussion on “Slavery and its Lasting Effects.” This SUSO-sponsored forum is a continuation of our Conversation on Race in America series that began last November.
Members of the SUSO Planning Team took a course with Professor Phillips on “The American Experience of Slavery” and found him to be both a knowledgeable and dynamic speaker. Professor Phillips points out that the literary culture of the time tells us how Americans lived amid a great dehumanizing evil, in a society claiming to be based on individual freedom.
He asks us to ponder two questions:
* Can slavery ever be just?
* What are the limits of moral consciousness in political affairs?
Take some time to ponder these questions and mark your calendar for what will surely be an informative and interesting talk.
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