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Panel at WFU to discuss race, gender and the election

October 27, 2008

Wake Forest University’s Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society will host and moderate a panel discussion, “Race, Gender and the Presidential Election,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Benson University Center, Room 401.

The event, co-sponsored by the City of Winston-Salem Human Relations Department, is free and open to the public, and time will be allotted for questions from the audience.

The panel will be comprised of faculty members from Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State University, Salem College, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Forsyth Technical Community College.  They will discuss the influence of race and gender on the election and the implications of the election’s outcome for civil rights.

Members of the panel will be:

  • Anthony Parent, professor of history at Wake Forest
  • Katy Harriger, professor of political science at Wake Forest
  • Ellen Rosenberg, humanities faculty at UNC School of the Arts
  • Delores Wylie, professor of African American studies at Forsyth Tech
  • Olethia Davis, associate professor of political science at Winston-Salem State
  • Carol Dykers, associate professor of communication at Salem College

The event is scheduled to last about an hour and a half, including the question-and-answer period.

For more information, contact Meredith Frazier at (336) 734-1227.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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