Part of the second generation of the Race and Democracy Project, this working conference, organized by faculty fellow Dianne Pinderhughes, addresses the capacity for routine democratic participation in governance and public life by populations of African descent in North and South America, and in the Caribbean. The interdisciplinary conference will gather  scholars to discuss how populations of African descent can engage in voting, electing public officials to office, both descriptively and substantively, and how they can encourage routine recognition of their groups’ interest in and by the public sector.

All participants are asked to please respond to this brief questionnaire.

David Covin, California State University, Sacramento
Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, University of California, Los Angeles
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
K.C. Morrison, University of Delaware

Tuesday July 23

6:00 - 8:30am
Informal buffet dinner

Wednesday, July 24

9:30 - 10:30am
Opening Session
Welcome
Paolo Carozza, Kellogg Institute Director 
Scott Appleby, Dean of the Keough School
Introductions of Participants 

10:50am - 12:15pm
Participants and research interests
Presentation/Discussion of Working Conference Schedule
Dianne Pinderhughes

Noon - 1:30pm
Luncheon
“From Race and Democracy in the Americas to a Collaborative Study of Race in the Americas: Looking Backward – Looking Forward”
David Covin and K.C. Morrison, Past and current PIs

2:00 - 3:30pm 
Panel Discussion
Papers/Research methods

3:30 - 5:30pm
Break

6:00 - 8:00pm
Conference Dinner
Speech by Gladys Mitchell-Walthour 

Thursday July 25

9:00 - 10:30am
Panel 
Presentations

10:30 - 10:45am
Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:00pm
Working Session I
Discussion of projects, future work

12:15 - 1:30pm
Working Lunch
Informal Presentations by ND Faculty on African Diaspora research and activities

2:00 - 3:30pm
Project Presentations
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Lorrie Frasure-Yokley, K.C. MorrisonDavid Covin

3:30 - 5:00pm
Break

6:00 - 8:00pm
Buffet Dinner and Music/dancing
International Fuse

Friday July 26

9:00 - 10:30am
Working Session II
Discussion of research goals, plans

10:30  10:45am
Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:00pm
Reports from Working Sessions

12:00 - 2:00pm
Luncheon 
Some discussion of goals of the Working Conference and of the Democracy Cluster for those DC members who wish to participate

2:00 - 2:15pm
Break

2:15 - 3:30pm
Closing Panel – What’s next 

Calendar

Upcoming Deadlines

No Deadlines In The Near Future