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Obama's Presidency and Race Relations Are Focus of Black History Month Panel Discussion Feb. 19

The Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Old Dominion University will sponsor a panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 19, titled, "A New Day: Implications of the Obama Presidency," to look at race relations in the United States as part of ODU's Black History Month activities.

The symposium, to be held in room 1013 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building, will begin at 7:15 p.m., preceded by a reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Panelists will include Jerrauld C. Jones, judge of the Norfolk Circuit Court; Althea Tait, assistant professor of women's studies at ODU; Ingrid Whitaker, associate professor of sociology and criminal justice at ODU; and Robert Wojtowicz, associate dean, Research and Graduate Studies, with ODU's College of Arts and Letters.

Gwen Chunn, past president of the American Correctional Association, will serve as moderator.

The event is co-sponsored by: 3D-Driven Determined Destined, XeQtion, In Support of Children, Minds About Progress, NAACP, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Office of Intercultural Relations and T.R.U.S.T.

This article was posted on: February 18, 2009

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