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Le Moyne College Hosts Talk on Race Relations, Representation and Culture

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a talk by Derrick Brooms on Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. His talk is titled “Race Relations, Identity, Representation and Culture.”

Derrick Brooms is an assistant professor of sociology at Prairie State College and is a faculty affiliate for the African American Male Initiative Program, which is geared toward improving the academic achievement and retention of African American male students. He specializes in race relations, identity, representation and culture. Brooms' research investigates representations of African American identity and culture within the media. His two recent publications examine how slavery is represented in African American museums and how black-centered museums use Africa to legitimate African American identity. His research focuses on African American boys and men, specifically examining their educational experiences, identity development and representations in the American culture. Brooms holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and a doctorate in sociology from Loyola University Chicago.

His talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Studies at Le Moyne. For more information, call (315) 445-4294.


posted on: 9/18/2012