URI Honors Colloquium

Sponsored by the University of Rhode Island Honors Program

Inequality is a defining theme of our political, social and economic lives. We are committed to a future where all people have the opportunity to live the American Dream, in which everyone has the freedom to prosper, progress and live well.

The 2016 Honors Colloquium examines the tension between these concepts across a range of salient issues. We raise questions about the influence of inequality on social mobility, the ability to seek political and social change, and across gender, race and class.

Please join us for a discussion on the influence of inequality on our daily lives and prospects for the future.

The 2016 Honors Colloquium

Tuesday evenings, 7 p.m.
September 20–November 29, 2016
Edwards Auditorium, Kingston Campus

Coordinators: Jill Doerner, Kristin Johnson, Erik Loomis, and Liam Malloy

 September 20    Immigration
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto
Political Analyst and Professor, University of Texas at Austin

September 27    Race, Diversity, and Education
Kimberlé Crenshaw
Professor of Law, UCLA and Columbia Law School
Diversity Week Keynote Speaker

October 4    Historical Perspectives
Jefferson Cowie
Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

October 11    Poverty and Homelessness
Deanna Trella and Timothy Hilton
Professors of Children’s Studies and Social Work, Eastern Washington University

October 18    Gender
Caroline Fredrickson
Lawyer, Author, and President of the American Constitution Society
Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Women’s Studies Lecture

October 25    Workplace
Saru Jayaraman
Director, Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley

November 1    Politics
John Nichols
National Affairs Correspondent, The Nation magazine

November 15    TBD

November 29    What Is to Be Done About Inequality
Jelani Cobb
New Yorker Staff Writer and Director of the Africana Studies Institute, UConn

Additional Events

September 13    Wall Street
Edwards Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Film Series on Inequality
Coordinated by Rebecca Romanow, Director of the URI Film/Media Program

October 13–16 and 20–23    Good People
URI Fine Arts Center
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Presented by the URI Theatre Department
Directed by Bryna Wortman

October 18    Every 28 Hours Theatre Initiative
Livestreamed from Trinity Repertory Company
Edwards Auditorium, 9 p.m.
Coordinated by Rachel Walshe, URI Honors Program Faculty



For more information on colloquium events contact Deborah Gardiner at 401.874.2381 or dgardiner@uri.edu.

For information about ways to support the Honors Colloquium, contact Lynne Derbyshire at 401.874.4732 or derbyshire@uri.edu.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please call 401.874.2303 at least five business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 711.

Major Sponsor
URI Honors Program

URI Office of the President  •  URI Office of the Provost  •  The Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities Endowment  • The Thomas Silvia and Shannon Chandley Honors Colloquium Endowment  •  URI College of Arts & Sciences  •  URI College of Pharmacy  •  URI John Hazen White, Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service  •  URI Gender and Women’s Studies Program  •  URI Multicultural Student Services Center  •  URI Theatre Department  •  URI College of Engineering  •  URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences  •  URI College of Human Science and Services  •  URI College of Business Administration  •  URI College of Nursing  •  URI Division of Student Affairs  •  URI Department of Communications and Marketing  •  URI Department of Publications and Creative Services  •  URI ITS Instructional Technology and Media Services  •  Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies

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