Rape, Culture and Post-Racial America



Debartolo Hall 141 What is the relationship between race and sexual violence in our “post-racial” era? By looking at recent high-profile cases, pop music videos, film, feminist and legal scholarship, this lecture discusses how old racial stereotypes continue to shape public perceptions of sexual assault victims and assailants. Presented by Dr. Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania, and co-founder of A Long Walk Home, a national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence. Hosted by GRC FIRE Starters as a part of Student Government's Race Relations Series.

Cosponsored by Institute for Latino Studies, Center for Study of Religion, Student Government, Department of American Studies, Department of Africana Studies, Gender Studies Program, Multicultural Student Programs and Services.