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March24
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 8:30am to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

W. E. B. Du Bois and the Color Line in the 21st Century: Continuity, Challenges, and New Directions

The Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston is excited to host this two-day conference. The theme of the 12th Social Theory Forum will center on interdisciplinary scholarship on race and the legacy of American sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Associate Professor, UMass Amherst, Department of Anthropology will give opening remarks. The title of her talk is, “It is the mothers and mother of mothers who seem to count: A Black Feminist Perspective of W. E. B. Du Bois.” Battle-Baptiste’s remarks will be on Monday, at 9:30am in Ryan Lounge, 3rd Floor McCormack Hall and are sponsored by the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).

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March28
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

Panel: Book Release Discussion Moderated by Enobong (Anna) Branch

Anna Branch, associate professor of sociology, provides perspective on the problems that women commonly experience while learning, working, and pursuing a career in science by sharing and discussing the challenges that other female scholars have experienced. 

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March28
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

Careers in Social Change: A Job, Internship, and Networking Fair

Meet professionals and learn about career paths, internships, and volunteer opportunities in advocacy, activism, public service, and education.

Sponsored by UMass Amherst faculty and staff.

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March28
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Meet the Law

Are you thinking about applying to law school? Wondering if a legal career is right for you? Join us to meet UMass alumni attorneys and get your questions answered about practice areas, the law school experience, legal career paths, and much more at Meet the Law. Enjoy a light dinner of sandwiches and sides before speed networking with up to eight alumni attorneys. Meet the Law is free to attend, but you must RSVP below, no later than March 23, so we know how much food to order.

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March29
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:30pm

Social Science Matters: White Supremacy in the Age of Terror

What does the anthropology of white supremacy have to say about the Global War on Terror? Junaid Rana will discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial infrastructure as part of an ethnographic description of everyday life in a working class Pakistani neighborhood in New York. More broadly this work examines how white supremacy has conjured Islam and Muslims as an object of racecraft that under current rubrics of policing solidify a wide range of law enforcement of communities of color.

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