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Equity & Difference

Microaggression: Power, Privilege and Everyday Life

Tues. April 5, 2016      7:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 130, UW Campus


Journalist, author, cultural critic


This event is sold out.

The realities of prejudice do not reside in acts of separation and violence alone. In this lecture, Touré expands on microaggressions – the subtle acts of hostility and “othering” faced by minorities as they navigate society.

Touré is a music journalist, author, cultural critic and television personality. He was a co-host of the TV show “The Cycle on MSNBC. He was also a contributor to MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” and the host of Fuse’s “Hip Hop Shop” and “On the Record with Fuse.”

Touré taught a course on the history of hip hop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, part of the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. He is the author of several books, including “The Portable Promised Land: Stories” (2003), “Soul City: A Novel “(2005), “Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means To Be Black Now” (2011) and “I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon” (2013).

Brought to you by the UW Graduate School and the UWAA, Equity & Difference is a series of talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systematic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today, featuring thought leaders from our campus and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice, and seeking solutions for change.

UWAA and UWRA members receive advance registration for the series! Not a member? Join today!

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