Lux et Veritas Symposium explores ‘Race in America’

January 19, 2021

Free online event, 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21

Jackson College’s Lux et Veritas Symposium series continues with a discussion of “Race in America: What is Race?” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. This virtual event will be free and all are invited to participate.

We hear a lot about race on the news today, but how is it defined and where do those definitions come from? Learn more from a panel of Jackson College faculty and join in the question and answer time at the end. Panelists include:

  • Introduction by Professor Anthony Cleveland, psychology;
  • Professor Michaela Holdridge, social sciences; “Race from an Anthropological Perspective”
  • Jennifer Pruette, biology; “Race from a Biogenetic Perspective”
  • Marianna Nunez, psychology; “Race from a Sociocultural Perspective”
  • Clevester Moten, business administration; wrap-up and introduction to a future session.

This virtual symposium is available via Zoom, There will be time for questions and answers.

About Lux et Veritas 

Following high-profile events in the news, in politics and across the country on college campuses, Jackson College President Daniel J. Phelan called together a task force in 2017, Lux et Veritas, or light and truth.

Lux et Veritas members are called to promote an inclusive, civil, diverse and secure campus for all. Helping people understand that it is all right to have opinions, to engage in a healthy debate, but to also understand how to respect another’s opinions and, at times, agree to disagree, are important topics.