2017 Annual James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture

Each Spring, the Johnson Institute sponsors a major address by a distinguished race scholar and public intellectual. The 2017 speaker is Naomi Zack, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. The title of her James Weldon Johnson Lecture is, "Applicative Justice, Race, and Mixed Race". 

What will Naomi Zack talk about? Starting with W.E.B. DuBois’ contribution to fact-based social theory, Dr. Zack will claim that intellectually or theoretically, beginning with injustice is more important than beginning with justice. Her discussion of applicative justice will also serve to introduce injustice theory, and its contemporary relevance to political identities.  

2017 James Weldon Johnson Distingushed Lecture: Applicative Justice, Race, and Mixed Race
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Emory's Cannon Chapel.
Parking and directions here.

About the Speaker: Dr. Naomi Zack is a leading figure in the philosophy of race. She has developed a distinctive brand of anti-racism in her recent books: White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide? (2015); The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy (2011); and The Theory of Applicative Justice: An Empirical Pragmatic Approach to Correcting Racial Injustice (2016). Also in production from Zack is the 51-contributor volume Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race (2016-2017). Read more about Zack and her upcoming talk here. Learn about her latest book here.

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