MPR airs Institute forum on ‘Race, Immigration, and the American Dream’
Minnesota Public Radio will air the discussion on “Race, Immigration and the American Dream in the 21st Century” that the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community hosted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The “MPR News Presents” program will broadcast the lecture Wednesday, January 30, at noon and 9 p.m. Listeners can hear the broadcast live or listen to the archive on the MPR News broadcast web page.
The January 21 forum at St. Olaf featured scholars Christina Greer, Jason D. Hill, and Leah Rigueur, who shared their own expertise and personal experiences in a discussion moderated by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom & Community Edmund Santurri.
Greer is an associate professor of political science at Fordham University and the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration and the Pursuit of the American Dream.
Hill is a professor of philosophy at DePaul University and the author of four books, including Civil Disobedience and the Politics of Identity: When We Should Not Get Along and We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People.
Rigueur is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power.
Established at St. Olaf in 2014, the Institute for Freedom and Community encourages free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues. Through its range of programming for students, faculty, and the general public, the Institute offers a distinctive opportunity to cultivate civil discourse within the context of the liberal arts.
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