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Mar. 1, 2021 — DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will host its first virtual Public Affairs Forum, “Capitol Violence: Tracing Legacies of Anti-Black Racism, White Supremacy and Anti-Semitism,” on Zoom 6-7:30 p.m., March 4.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants must register in advance and are encouraged to submit questions for the panelists through the registration form.

“Since Jan. 6, attention has turned to the political implications, significance and root causes of the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol,” said Wouter Van Erve, forum moderator and assistant professor of political science at TWU. “Faculty from all over Texas with special expertise in racial attitudes, racial violence, white supremacy, fascist movements, religion and anti-semitism will provide context for the insurrection.” In addition to exploring its origins and implications, panelists will discuss expectations and direction for the future.

Panelists include Carmen Kynard, professor and Lillian Radford Chair of Rhetoric and Composition at Texas Christian University; Jonathan Olsen, professor and chair of the TWU Department of History and Political Science; Samuel Perry, associate professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma; Tasha Philpot, professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin; Nils Roemer, Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas; and Louie Dean Valencia-García, assistant professor of digital history at Texas State University.

Page last updated 2:51 PM, March 1, 2021 

Source: TWU

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