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Lawrence Ross to Present Black Heritage Month Event at RIT

By Staff

 

lawrencerossLawrence Ross, an expert on the traditions and culture of college fraternities and sororities, will present “Know Better, Do Better: College, Racism and You,” in the Student Development Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 6 p.m., Thursday, March 17.

Ross published his most recent book, “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race of America’s Campuses,” in February. He will detail the history of the issue, as well as the issues of campus hazing, and how generations of African American students have been shaped by involvement in, or exclusion from, these campus organizations.

Ross’ presentation was originally scheduled for Feb. 16, but had been postponed due to poor weather.

The program is free and open to the public.

Black Heritage Month events are sponsored by RIT’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Center for Campus Life, School of Communication, the William A. Kern Professorship in Communication, the Black Awareness Coordinating Committee, Multicultural Greek Council, RIT Panhellenic Council, and the Multicultural Center for Academic Success.