Recap: Warren Symposium How Do I Look? Race, Beauty, and Desire
February 09, 2015
In November, Lewis & Clark hosted the 11th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, titled How Do I Look? Race, Beauty, and Desire. The symposium’s key question considered both how we look at others and how they see us. Central to the symposium was an examination of the ways in which notions of beauty are affected by ideologies of race and legacies of colonialism, slavery, and discrimination.
Guest speakers included Yaba Blay, scholar of global skin color politics; Michaela Angela Davis, image activist, writer, and fashion editor; Patrice Grell Yursik, aka Afrobella, award-winning blogger; and Mimi Thi Nguyen, scholar of queer subcultures, punk feminisms, and the politics of fashion.
On the Web: go.lclark.edu/warrensymp