Occupy Valk: Plessy's Revenge: Colorblindness, Equal Protection and the Reframing of Brown v. Board

Valk Center, Room 118

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences presents “Occupy Valk,” a teach-in series exploring topics of political science, geography and criminology in America. During each week of the series, a different Northwest history faculty member speaks about an issue and its historical context, with questions and discussion afterward.

This week Daniel Smith presents “Plessy's Revenge: Colorblindness, Equal Protection, and the Reframing of Brown v. Board.”

Sessions are at 7 p.m. every other Thursday; the series also will be livestreamed on the Humanities and Social Sciences at Northwest Facebook page.

Remaining sessions are:
-March 4 – “(Don’t) Bring Me Your Tired, Your Poor: Geographies of Exclusion and the Erosion of Refuge,” presented by Dr. Emily Frazier
-March 18 – “Diversity Means More than Race: Disability and Inclusion in Tourism,” presented by Dr. Ethan Bottone
-April 1 – “’But Wait I’m Conservative’: The Natural Law Approach to Social Justice,” presented by Dr. Bronson Herrera
-April 15 – “#MeToo Justice: Victims’ Rights and the Due Process Debate,” presented by Kasey Ragan

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