Symposium on Confronting Race

Published: February 13th, 1998

Category: Memos

Jack Battenfield, Associate Vice President, University Relations

Symposium on Confronting Race

The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations of the University of Florida College of Law is hosting its’ inaugural symposium, “Confronting Race: Strategies and Issues for the 21st Century, ” on February 20 and 21, 1998, in the College of Law Auditorium.

Established more than a year ago, the center seeks to promote racial understanding, interracial dispute resolution, racial equality and racial healing through university, local, state and national projects to influence policy on racial issues.

The symposium provides an opportunity to engage with nationally known scholars in a sophisticated and dynamic dialogue about the ongoing challenges of race relations. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the annual alumni reunion weekend of the Black Law Student Association of the College of Law.

All symposium presentations are open to the public without charge.

The Honorable Willie Logan, member of the Florida House of Representatives, is the keynote speaker at BLSA’s ninth annual banquet Saturday evening at the University Centre Hotel. Tickets for the banquet must be purchased in advance ($35). For further information about the Center or weekend events contact Assistant Dean Rahim Reed, 392-0421 or by E-mail at You may also find more information at the College of Law home page web site at:

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