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Recap: Warren Symposium How Do I Look? Race, Beauty, and Desire

February 09, 2015

From left: Visiting Assistant Professor Kim Cameron-Dominguez, keynote Yaba Blay, keynote Michael...From left: Visiting Assistant Professor Kim Cameron-Dominguez, keynote Yaba Blay, keynote Michaela Angela Davis, cochair Tyler Wayne Patterson CAS ’16, cochair Danni Green CAS ’16, symposium faculty director Kimberly Brodkin, cochair Nima Mohamed CAS ’16, and keynote Patrice Grell Yursik.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

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