A panel discussion titled "Affirmative Action: Institutionalizing or Eliminating Racism?" will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Norlin Library on Feb. 20.
The panel will begin at 7 p.m. in the Center for British and Irish Studies on the library's fifth floor and is free and open to the public. The panel is part of a series of discussion forums on current topics sponsored by University Libraries.
The panelists will discuss the role of affirmative action and other policies designed to address the historical legacy of racism and segregation, whether it is the role of government to "level the playing field," and if such policies are both effective and fair.
Panelists include Robert F. Nagel, the Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law at the CU Law School and author of "Judicial Power and American Character: Censoring Ourselves in an Anxious Age"; Michele Moses, associate professor in the School of Education and author of "Embracing Race: Why We Need Race-Conscious Education Policy"; Roberto Corrada, associate professor at the University of Denver College of Law and former head of the Colorado ACLU; and Brad Jones, political consultant, former head of CU's College Republicans and webmaster for FaceTheState.Com.
The event will be moderated by Eric Juenke, assistant professor of political science at CU-Boulder.
The event series is co-sponsored by the Boulder Junior Chamber. Light refreshments will be provided.
The next event in the series will take place April 9 and will discuss the news media. For more information visit ucblibraries.colorado.edu/news/index.htm.