11/02/17 - Richard J. Burke Lecture in Philosophy, Religion and Society - Dr. Charles Mills, City University of New York

Richard J. Burke Lecture in Philosophy, Religion and Society - Dr. Charles Mills, City University of New York
11/02/2017, 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
November 02
2017/11/02 19:00
Thursday, November 02, 2017
2017/11/2
07:00 PM
2017/11/2
09:00 PM
Charles Mills sitting on a bench outdoors

Dr. Charles W. Mills discusses Christianity and Racism
Christianity’s supposed commitment to brotherly and sisterly love has not precluded a long history of complicity with racism. In this lecture, Dr. Mills will look at this depressing history and what we can learn from it for the task of building a better future more congruent with Christian ideals.

Reception to follow.

About the speaker
Charles W. Mills is a distinguished professor of philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. He did his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and previously taught at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. He works in the general area of oppositional political theory, with a particular focus on race. He is the author of more than one hundred journal articles, book chapters, comments and replies, and six books: The Racial Contract (1997), Blackness Visible: Essays on Philosophy and Race (1998), From Class to Race: Essays in White Marxism and Black Radicalism (2003), Contract and Domination (with Carole Pateman) (2007), Radical Theory, Caribbean Reality (2010) and Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism (2017). In 2017, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the first black philosopher in the history of the organization to be elected under the category of philosophy.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. To reserve your space, call (248) 370-3390 or email zimmerm2@oakland.edu

Location

Oakland Center (OC)

Banquet Rooms A and B, Oakland Center

312 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester , MI 48309-4454


Contact Information
Ann Zimmerman