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Talking About Race and Culture

UC Riverside’s Center for Ideas and Society to Sponsor Talk on Race and Culture

This event was rescheduled from April

(May 9, 2005)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- A visiting scholar will talk about race and culture at 4 p.m. Monday, May 16, in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building.

Gina Dent, an associate professor of Women’s Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will dissect director Spike Lee’s film Bamboozled and its relationship to society. “Who’s Laughing Now?: Bamboozled and Black Culture” is sponsored by the UC Riverside Center for Ideas and Society. It is free and open to the public.

Parking costs $3 after 4 p.m. For additional details about the event, call the Center for Ideas and Society at (951) 827-4332.

Maps and directions to the forum are available at UCR information kiosks at the University Avenue and the Canyon Crest Drive campus entrances, or on the campus web site

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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