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Changing the Narrative
Join us for the Facing Race Awards
Monday, October 1, 2018
5-6 p.m. - Reception & appetizers
6 p.m. - Program featuring keynote address from Duchess Harris
University of St. Thomas
Anderson Student Center
James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall
2115 Summit Avenue| Saint Paul | MN 55105
Please RSVP by September 19, 2018
Admission is free; seating is limited; reservations are required.
About keynote speaker Duchess Harris
The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations are pleased to announce that noted scholar and author Duchess Harris will join us in Saint Paul for the 2018 Facing Race Awards.
Harris is a tenured professor and chair of the American studies department at Macalester College, and is a scholar of contemporary African American history and political theory.
She holds a Juris Doctorate and has expertise in civil rights law and received the "Profiles in Courage" award from The Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers in 2015. Harris is currently a member of Governor Mark Dayton's Board of Public Defense.
She is the author of several academic books, including Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity, and Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Trump.
Harris is also the curator of the Duchess Harris Collection, which has more than 40 books written for children from 3rd to 12th grade, including Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA and Black Lives Matter.
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