University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

"Social Justice and Its Challenges"

Keynote Speaker: Yolanda Moses, University of California Riverside

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rush Rhees Library

Reception: 3:00pm in the Welles Brown Room

Panel Discussion to follow at 4:00pm in the Hawkins Carlson Room

Organized in conjunction with the RACE Exhibit that is coming to the Rochester Museum of Science in January.

Watch online HERE

Introduction: Robert Ulin, Professor of Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Moderator:  Daniel Reichman, Asst. Professor of Anthropology, University of Rochester


  1. Judy Marquez Kiyama, Asst. Professor Warner School, University of Rochester
  2. James Norman, CEO, Action for a Better Community, Rochester NY
  3. Michael Blakey, Professor of Anthropology and National Endowment for the Humanities Professor, College of William and Mary
  4. Yolanda Moses, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Professor of Anthropology, Past President of The American Anthropological Association, Past President of City College CUNY
  5. William A. Johnson, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Former Mayor of Rochester
  6. President Joel Seligman will present Dr. Moses with the Frederick Douglass Medal


  • The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, University of Rochester
  • The Humanities Project, University of Rochester
  • The Department of Anthropology, University of Rochester
  • The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • The Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • The Rochester Museum & Science Center

Please allow extra time for parking, since visitor parking lots are not always centrally located. Visitors to River Campus can purchase one-day permits at the River Campus Information Booth (at the Elmwood Ave and Wilson Blvd. entrance) for a fee of $5.00 (after 4:00pm the fee is reduced to $3.00), or they may use the meters along Wilson Blvd. for short term (<2 hours) parking.

The Hawkins Carlson Room is located in Rush Rhees Library, to the right after you enter the front doors from the academic quad. 

RACE Poster