Race, Ethnicity & Place VIII

September 21-23, 2016 at Kent State University

The Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference fosters dialogue on a range of issues related to the racial and ethnic transformation of places. It encourages interdisciplinary perspectives, philosophical and methodological diversity, and professional and student perspectives on such issues. The Conference is committed to providing high quality programs and remaining open to broad participation by theoreticians, practitioners, and students. The Conference makes an effort to rotate among U. S. regions, incorporating a regional focus when appropriate, while maintaining national and international perspectives on race, ethnicity and place issues. The Conference seeks partners and host institutions for future conferences.


Special Panels:
"Scholarship, Mentorship, Legacy- Celebrating the enduring impact of Susan Hardwick's life and work"
Organizers: Heather Smith and Emily Skop
Panelists: Susan Hume, Tom Ptak, Elizabeth Chacko, Wei Li, and Jen Heltzer

"Honoring the Legacy of Florence Margai" 
Organizers: Sue Grady and Joseph Oppong

“Harold Rose and the Geography of his Times” 
Organizer: Audrey Kobayashi 
Joe Darden: “Harold Rose: Inspirational Role Model” 
Jenna Lloyd: “Harold Rose and Racist Violence” 
James Tyner: “Huey Newton and Marxist Philosophy: A Geographic Perspective” 
Anne Bonds: "Harold Rose and the Praxis of Urban Racial Justice"


Wednesday Night Reception:
Entertainment Provided by Reggae Artist Carlos Jones
Bio          Video


Friday Lunch Speaker:
Clarence Bozeman (former driver for MLK) 
"Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr."
Brochure         News Story


Friday Gala:
Kent State Steel Drum Band, led by Janine Tiffe