Int'l SIG: The Past and Future of the Color Brown
Join us to hear Richard Rodriguez speak about the globalization of the United States - the browning of America.
Richard Rodriguez, Author, Journalist and Editor
About the Presenter
Richard Rodriguez is an editor at the Pacific News Service in San Francisco and a contributing editor for Harper's magazine and the Sunday Opinion Section of the Los Angeles Times. He appears regularly as an essayist on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.
A comment from an interview re his book BROWN:
"What interests me about the color brown is that it is a color produced by so many colors. It is a fine mess of a color. Initially, I had a sense that most Americans probably regard Hispanics as brown. But my interest was not in the Hispanic part of that observation but in the brown part of it -- what is brown? And it seemed to me that the larger questions about America that the color raised is the fact that we are, all of us, in our various colors, our various hues, melting into each other and creating a brown nation. I tried to write a brown book, that is, brownly, by engaging contradiction and paradox, and rhetorical devices that suggest the way that I experience my own life."
"A poetic, often contrarian meditation on race in modern AmericaŠ. [Rodriguez's] democratic spirit and the absence of special pleading are both refreshing. Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
700 Welch Road, Suite 250
Stanford Barn (2nd floor)
Palo Alto, CA
7:00-7:15pm announcements and introductions
8:30-9:00pm networking/one-on-one discussions
$15 for non-SDForum Members
No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
No registration required
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