Butler Jones Lectureship
IN RECOGNITION of Butler A. Jones' tenure at Ohio Wesleyan University, his contributions to the field of sociology and race relations, his involvement in the civil rights movement, and his commitment to the development of other scholars and professionals, the Department of Sociology/Anthropology established the Butler A. Jones Lectureship on Race and Society in September 1995 and unveiled a Butler A. Jones bust in Elliott Hall in April 1999.
Click here for Butler A. Jones' Biography
"We Still Live Here"
Film Writer, Director, Producer
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
HWCC Benes Rooms
|Film screening and discussion followed by a question/answer session.
Lectures Given Since 1995
"Race and Neighborhood Crime in Urban Areas"
Ruth D. Peterson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Retiree Faculty, Criminal Justice Research Center, The Ohio State University. March, 2012
"With Justice for All" 2011 Event Poster
Morris Dees, Founder, Chief Trial Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center. March, 2011
"Anatomy of Hate"
Mike Ransdell, Director of the film. April, 2010.
"Reflections on the Role of Race in the 2008 Presidential Election"
Korie L. Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University. October, 2008
"The American Role in the Fall of Haitian Democracy"
Randall Robinson, author, An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, founder and past president of TransAfrica. January, 2008. The link to his website is http://www.randallrobinson.com/
"Violence and the Inner City Poor"
Elijah Anderson, The Charles and William Day Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. April, 2007
"Hip-Hop: Music or Movement?"
Kenyon Rashan Farrow (OWU '97) graduated from Ohio Wesleyan with a major in Theatre. He is currently living in Brooklyn, New York, working as a writer and lecturer. His first book entitled Letters From Young Activists: Today's Rebels Speak Out was published by Nation Books in November 2005. February, 2006.
"Latino Immigrants: The New Civil Rights Movement in the United States”
Baldemar Velasquez is President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee. April, 2005. (Visit http://www.floc.com/ for additional information.)
"The Enduring Paradox: The American Dream and the American Dilemma"
Dr. Charles Bennett, pastor of the Dayspring Community Church in Lanham, Maryland and an adjunct professor at the Interdenominational Theological School in Atlanta. January, 2005. Click here for additional information about the speaker.
"The Relevance of Nonviolent Action"
Mary E. King (OWU Class of 1962), internationally acclaimed civil rights activist and award-winning author. January, 2004. Click here for Mary King biography.
"Donkeys of the University: Women and the Transformation of South African Higher Education"
Reitumetse Mabokela, (OWU Class of 1992), Professor, Department of Educational Administration, Michigan State University. April, 2003. Click here for Mabokela biography.
"Afghanistan: A Multiethnic Country With a Tortured Past and Uncertain Future"
Alam M. Payind, Director of OSU Middle East Studies Center, Professor of Kabul University, Afghanistan, Adjunct Professor at Ohio State University. April, 2002
"Politics of Race and Violence in the United States"
James Upton, Professor of African-American and African Studies, The Ohio State University. February, 2002.
"From Civil Rights to Florida – Ending the Second Reconstruction: An Examination of 'Race' at the Turn of the Centuries"
Robert Newby, Professor of Sociology, Central Michigan University. March, 2001. Click here to see pictures.
"Race, Nations, and the Global African Diaspora"
Ruth Simms Hamilton, Professor of Sociology and Urban Affairs, Michigan State University, author of Racial Conflict, Discrimination and Power and Urbanization in West Africa. April, 2000.
"The Promise of Brown: Educational Equity After 45 Years"
Edgar J. Epps, Professor of Education Emeritus at the University of Chicago. April, 1999.
"Race as a System of Power"
Patricia Hill Collins, Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at University of Cincinnati and author of Black Feminist Thought and Race, Class, and Gender. 1998
"The New Social Inequality and Race Based Public Policy"
William Julius Wilson, Professor of Social Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and past president of the American Sociological Association, presented second. February, 1997.
Andrew Billingsley, eminent sociologist and author of the acclaimed book, Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African American Families, delivered the inaugural lecture. September, 1995