Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S.
Renowned scholar of Black Language H. Samy Alim reveals how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Where: MultiCultural Ctr., Channel Islands Rd., UCSB, CA
Cost: Not available
Age limit: Not available
Part of UCSB MultiCultural Ctr.'s Race Matters Series
Through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use — and America's response to it — Alim, a renowned scholar of Black Language, reveals how major debates about language, race, and educational inequality erupt into moments of racial crisis in America. In his groundbreaking work, he shows how deeply "language matters" to the national conversation on race — and in our daily lives. H. Samy Alim is Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, where he directs the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL) and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA). Co-sponsored by the Black Studies Department and the Center for Black Studies Research.
Event posted Oct. 17, 2012
Last updated Oct. 17, 2012