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Hill Collins, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, will promote anti-racist education in "Sharpening Intersectionality's Critical Edge: Implications for Education" at 6 p.m. in Graves Hall, Room 118 at The University of Alabama.
A brown-bag lunch session will be held prior to the lecture from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Graves, Room 214. There, Hill Collins will discuss "the connections between race and class and challenge color-blind approaches in what some might argue to be a post-racial society with the election of Barack Obama" from her book Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities during the brown-bag session.
Hill Collins has written eight books, mostly addressing race and ethnicity. Her latest works include The Handbook of Race and Ethnic Studies and Intellectual Activism.