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Susquehanna Presents Racialicious Program

September 26, 2007 

SELINSGROVE, ( Pa. ) – From the race-swapping families on “Black.White” and Angelina Jolie's obsession with international adoption to racial segregation on “Survivor” and Rosie O'Donnell's “ching chong” remarks, race and pop culture are colliding with ever increasing force.

On October 8, Susquehanna University will explore the societal implications of this conflict in “Racialicious! When Race and Pop Culture Collide,” featuring Carmen Van Kerckhove, co-founder and president of the anti-racism training company New Demographic. Sponsored by the university's Office of Multicultural Affairs, “Racialicious!” will begin at 8 p.m. in Shearer Dining Rooms of Degenstein Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Van Kerckhove hosts “Addicted to Race,” a podcast about America 's obsession with race. She is editor of a network of blogs that includes “Racialicious,” a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Her perspectives on race and racism have been featured in such publications as Newsweek and USA Today, and on such programs as MSNBC Live, National Public Radio's “News & Notes,” Washington Post Radio, and the Public Broadcasting Station's “Asian America.”

Van Kerckhove, a MBA candidate at The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York, was the keynote speaker at the 10 th Annual National Student Conference on the Mixed Race Experience and the 1st Annual New York City Asian American Student Conference. She also was a featured speaker at the 5th Annual Tallahassee Mayor's Initiative on Race Relations Summit.

Contact: Victoria Kidd


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