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Town hall meeting to discuss Obama's speech on race

Author: Arts and Letters


“Evaluating Obama’s Speech on Race: A Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations in America” will be held at 7p.m. April 9 (Wednesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be moderated by Richard Pierce, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor of History and chair of Notre Dame’s Department of Africana Studies. He will be joined by four panelists: Darren Davis, professor of political science at Notre Dame; Jennifer Mason McAward, associate professor in the Notre Dame Law School; Monica Maria Tetzlaff, associate professor of history at Indiana University South Bend; and Rev. Timothy Rouse from the First AME Zion Church in South Bend.

Panelists will discuss Sen. Barack Obama’s recent speech on race relations in the United States and the historical trajectory of race and its implications on “creating a perfect union” in America.

The event is sponsored by Africana Studies, Notre Dame Africana Studies Club and the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center.

Contact: Tiwanna DeMoss, Department of Africana Studies, 574-631-5628,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on April 04, 2008.