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Role of Race in Presidential Election to be Discussed in Free Oct. 30 Lecture at Ohio Wesleyan University

October 24, 2008

Korie L. Edwards, Ph.D.
DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University will host “Reflections on the Role of Race in the 2008 Presidential Election: A Presentation and Discussion” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Korie L. Edwards, Ph.D., an assistant sociology professor at The Ohio State University, will speak during the event. Edwards has written or co-written books on the impact of race in the lives of black, white, Latino, and Asian teenagers in the United States; the power of race in interracial churches; and the struggle for racial integration in religious organizations. She earned her doctorate in 2004 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The event, Ohio Wesleyan’s 2008 Butler A. Jones Lecture on Race and Society, is co-sponsored by the university’s Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Department of Politics and Government, and Black World Studies Program.

The lectureship was established in 1995 in honor of Jones, the first African American faculty member at Ohio Wesleyan and a member of the university’s Department of Sociology/Anthropology. Heavily involved in the field of sociology through race relations and the civil rights movement, Jones was committed to the development of other scholars and professionals.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.