Emory Report
November 9, 2009
Volume 62, Number 10


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November 9, 2009
Advance Notice

Multiracial experience is author’s topic
Author Elliott Lewis will discuss the multiracial experience as the keynote speaker for Unity Month on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Room 208 of White Hall.

Lewis, author of “Fade: My Journeys in Multiracial America,” will discuss the shifting landscape of racial identity in the United States today.

“People often make snap judgments of anyone who says they’re biracial,” says Lewis, whose mother and father are both mixtures of black and white. “Some people think we’re doomed to a life of racial confusion. Others go to the opposite extreme and think we’re all cool and exotic in the age of Obama. Neither view captures our reality.”

A book-signing will follow.

Ceremony on Quad will honor veterans
A ceremony on the Quadrangle to recognize those in the Emory community who serve or have served in the military will be Wednesday, Nov. 11. Everyone is invited to assemble at the flagpole at 7:45 a.m. The ceremony will culminate with the raising of the flag at 8 a.m.

Vice President and Deputy to the President Gary Hauk will speak. The presentation of the flag will be led by Cadet Danielle Russell in the law school and the three other Emory ROTC cadets, assisted by Robert N. Williams of Campus Services.

Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans' Day was set aside to thank and honor all those who have served in the military in wartime or peacetime.

Sponsors inlcude the Employee Council, Emory Young Democrats and Emory College Republicans.

Series will host poet C. K. Williams
Poet C.K. Williams will give a reading at the Raymond Danowski Poetry Reading Series on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.

The free event, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Manuscript Archives and Rare Book Library.
Williams, who teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University, has won numerous awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award.

“Williams is a poet of broad scope, deep insight and sophisticated music,” says Kevin Young, curator of literary collections and MARBL’s Raymond Danowski Poetry Library. “His presence on campus will surely prove another high point in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series.”

For more information, contact marbl@emory.edu or call 404-727-6887.

College Republicans host TV’s John Stossel Nov. 18

TV Journalist and Anchor John Stossel comes to campus Nov. 18 to speak on “Bashing Business,” described as a look at the role of the free market and self-interest in a prosperous society.

The former co-anchor of ABC-TV’s “20/20” who recently announced plans to move and headline his own show with Fox News, will speak in the law school’s Tull Auditorium at 7 p.m. A book-signing will follow.

The event is sponsored by Emory College Republicans, founded by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the early 1960s.

For more information, contact Scott McAfee.

Gender-based violence gets progress reports
An update on the progress on implementing the rule of law in Liberia and a conference on gender-based violence are coming up in mid-November.

Tom Crick, associate director of the Conflict Resolution Program for The Carter Center, will present “Supporting Access to Justice in Liberia: Assessing Progress and Lessons Learned.” He will speak Wednesday, Nov. 11, at noon in Room 102 of the Center for Ethics. The event is part of Institute for Developing Nations’ “Making a Difference” series. Last year, IDN and The Carter Center collaborated on a Working Group on Gender Violence in Liberia.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Mary Ward (404-727-6728).

The Violence and Vulnerability Conference will be Nov. 13-14 in Room 575G of the School of Law. Scholars and experts from Emory and other institutions will discuss protecting women in areas of global conflict and in professions and relationships.

The conference is co-sponsored by the IDN, the Vulnerability Studies Program of the Race and Difference Initiative, and the Feminist and Legal Theory Project.

For more information and to register, go to the IDN Web site.