This Thursday and Friday Weber State University will host the 17th Annual Diversity Conference at both the Ogden and Davis campuses.

This year’s theme is “So You Think You’re Blind to Color?” The first day of the conference will kick off at the Davis campus, in the ballroom in Building 3, where the focus will be on examining oppression.

Good Company Theater will be performing David Mamet’s play “Race,” followed by a panel discussion and remarks from keynote speaker, Michael Eric Dyson.

The second day of the event will take place at the Shepherd Union building. There will be three sessions of discussions followed by the keynote speaker.

Dyson is currently a sociology professor at Georgetown University where in 2011, he gained nationwide attention for a class he taught called Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z.

Shortly after Dyson’s talk, the conference will close with a luncheon and round-table discussion. An RSVP is required for this portion of the event but the entire event is free and open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP go to http://www.weber.edu/diversity/diversity-conference.

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