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Broward College Presents “Coloring the Ballot Box,” a Discussion on Race and Politics
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (September 30, 2014) – To focus on the relationship between race and politics in America, Broward College presents “Coloring the Ballot Box: Are U.S. Laws Colorblind?” which will take place on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Judson A. Samuels South Campus Performing and Cultural Arts Center, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines. The event is free and open to the public.
Broward College faculty members Michael Hurlburt, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy, and Rudy Jean-Bart, assistant professor of history, will each discuss how laws affect people differently depending upon their race. By examining these laws from historical and ethical perspectives, and tracking how they have impacted the African-American community, Hurlburt and Jean-Bart hope to determine whether the benefits outweigh the costs.
This event is a part of a series of civic engagement events hosted by the College titled “Educate, Engage, Enrich Florida,” in coordination with Broward College hosting the October 15 gubernatorial debate at the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 David Road, Davie.
For a complete list of “Educate, Engage, Enrich Florida” events, visit www.nextflgov.com
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About Broward College:
Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.