Welcome! Login | Register
 

The Best Way To Fix The Trail Blazers? Empower Al-Farouq Aminu—The Best Way To Fix The Trail Blazers?…

See Where Portland Ranks Among Safest Cities in U.S.—See Where Portland Ranks Among Safest Cities in…

Weiss: Those Taking Care of Persons with Dementia Have Unique Needs—Weiss: Those Taking Care of Persons with Dementia…

BBB Warns of Gift Card Scams During Holiday Season—BBB Warns of Gift Card Scams During Holiday…

Winterhawks Pick Up 2 Wins This Week Against Prince George, Now on 4 Game Win Streak—Winterhawks Pick Up 2 Wins This Week Against…

Saying Good-Bye to President George H.W. Bush – Sunday Political Brunch – December 9, 2018—Saying Good-Bye to President George H.W. Bush –…

Seahawks Review – Where Does Seattle Stand At NFL Season’s Quarter Pole?—Seahawks Review – Where Does Seattle Stand At…

Stretching – Super Lame Or Super Underrated?—Stretching – Super Lame Or Super Underrated?

Fit for Life: Grateful or Cynical—Fit for Life: Grateful or Cynical

Trump Nominates Barr as Next Attorney General—Trump Nominates Barr as Next Attorney General

 
 

How Do I Look?: A Race and Beauty Symposium Hosted by Lewis & Clark

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

 

Keynote Speaker, Michaela Angela Davis

Lewis & Clark kicks off their 11th Annual Ray Warren Symposium, exploring questions of race, beauty, and desire. 

"This year's symposium invites us to consider both how we look at others and how they see us," said Kim Brodkin, Lewis & Clark assistant professor and symposium coordinator. "How we wear our hair, how we adorn our bodies, how we style ourselves, what we consider to be beautiful or desirable in ourselves and others--these are not only questions of personal taste and self-expression but also issues of power and politics." 

Brand manager of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Michaela Angela Davis will start the symposium off this evening, with a panel discussion analyzing skin colorism, black style, and fashion. She will be joined by professor and publisher Dr. Yaba Blay, and Award winning blogger Patrice Grell Yursik aka Afrobella.

Thursday’s keynote event presented by Mimi Thi Nguyen, University of Illinois Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies, will focus on the threat and the act of securing beauty. 

How Do I Look? Race, Beauty, and Desire Photo Credit: Lewis and Clark

The final keynote event will be a series of original monologues by a group of Lewis & Clark students, about the experiences and feelings toward race, ethnicity, and identity. 

Additional panel discussions that center around the Pacific Northwest and American Indian fashion designers, as well as an art exhibition examining the themes of identity, will be open to the public. 

The Ray Warren Symposium is named after former Lewis & Clark college baseball player, ethnic student services director, and Dean of Admissions, Ray Warren. Warren died of cancer in December of 2004. His legacy of recruiting and supporting students of color and the athletic program, live on through the symposium. 

The Ray Warren Symposium How Do I Look?, is free to the public and will be held at various locations on the Lewis & Clark campus, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, November 12th -November 14th. For a complete schedule all the events and panel discussions click here

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox