Bradley, Coronado & Eubanks: 1st Annual CHF Diversity Day





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Published on Dec 15, 2011

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Adam Bradley, Raul Coronado & Virginia Eubanks discuss the issues and opportunities of diversity in the Chicago Humanities Festival's 1st annual Diversity Day presentation. Each will speak from their area of expertise on such matters as the differences and similarities between generations, community development and accountability, access to resources, the importance of developing a vocabulary and dialog around race and class, integrating the "hip-hop" generation into the workforce and more. This part of the panel the discussion opens up to audience members to ask question and reflect with the presenters on the ideas and emerging trends that are shaping this field.

Adam Bradly is a scholar of African American literature and a writer on black popular culture. He is the author and editor of several books, including Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop and The Anthology of Rap. Most recently, he collaborated with the rapper and actor Common on Common's memoir, One Day It'll All Make Sense.

Raul Coronado is a professor at the University of Chicago and studies the history of Latino literature and identity. His teaching and research interests are in Latina/o literary and cultural history. In the next several years, his teaching will focus on the development of a U.S. Latina/o public sphere and how 19th and early 20th century Latinas/os engaged with and theorized the development of a modernity in the U.S. Southwest, New Orleans, and the east coast.

Virginia Eubanks research is on technology, poverty and women's citizenship and is developed through a history of activism in the community media and technology center movements. She is part of the Women's Studies department at SUNY-Albany, earned her Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age.

This program is generously underwritten by McDonald's Global Inclusion
and Intercultural Management and Pat Harris.

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