Lecture: 'Race and Justice' by Charles Mills
November 3, 2016
Room: Amherst Room
UMass Amherst Campus
Professor Charles Mills of the CUNY Graduate Center will deliver a lecture entitled "Race and Justice"
Abstract: Can liberalism be the vehicle of a racial justice project? Given liberalism's long history of complicity with white supremacy, it is understandable if radicals and progressives are skeptical of any such claim. However, in this paper, I will argue that liberalism can indeed be retrieved for racial justice, but that it will take a systematic rethinking of liberalism's origins and framing assumptions.
The lecture will take place in the Amherst Room of the Campus Center; it is free and open to the public. All are invited to a wine and cheese reception for Prof. Mills immediately following the lecture.
This will be the Inaugural Gary Matthews Memorial Lecture, and is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.
The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.