Diversity Brown Bag Discussion: Judah-Micah Lamar

Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Multicultural Student Services Center, Hardge Forum 74 Lower College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Judah-Micah Lamar, a doctoral fellow in the English department, will present a reading of the antagonist in Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Color Purple. Set mostly in rural Georgia, the novel tells the story of a young African-American woman’s struggle in a world of sexism, racism, and poverty. “This discussion will seek to open dialogue about the ways in which black men are portrayed by black women authors in literature, and how society at large misreads black men through fragmented lenses as damaged goods,’’ says Lamar.

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