As part of the 2012-2013 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series, Westminster hosts a lecture by Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., on “Academics as Activists” on Jan. 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory.
Highly sought-after public intellectual, author, speaker and NPR radio host, Michael Eric Dyson is an activist academic whose work and ideas extend beyond institutions of higher education to the public sphere and back again. Addressing issues such as race, class, hip-hop culture, institutionalized racism, love and justice, Dyson’s work is relevant across generations and social groups. The author of numerous books, including Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism, Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur, Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, and Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson, Dyson challenges, inspires, and shows us what it means to be an activist academic. Dyson has not only taught at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, but his influence has carried beyond the academy into prisons and bookstores, political conventions, church sanctuaries and lecture stages across the world.
This event is free and open to the public. The presentation will be followed by an audience question-answer session.
Event Hours: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Vieve Gore Concert Hall - Westminster College
Address: 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City
Web Site: news.westminstercollege.edu/ai1ec_event/diversity-lecture-academics-as-activists/?instance_id=