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Annual James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture: Professor Naomi Zack

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Emory University

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Laws do not always ensure justice. And when it comes to racial justice, just law and unjust practice often co-exist. So, what does it really take to correct racial injustice? Naomi Zack's new theory of applicative justice ventures an answer.

On Thursday, April 6th at 4:00pm, Dr. Naomi Zack, professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon and author/editor of over 15 books on race and rights, will deliver the 2017 James Weldon Johnson Distinguished Lecture at Emory University. The talk, hosted by the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference (JWJI) is titled, "Applicative Justice, Race, and Mixed Race".

What will Naomi Zack talk about? Starting with W.E.B. DuBois’ contribution to fact-based social theory, Naomi Zack will claim that intellectually or theoretically, beginning with injustice is more important than beginning with justice. Students, activists, law professionals, policy leaders, and anyone else interested in undoing injustice in a practical and achievable way, will benefit from Zack's theory of applicative justice. This event is free and open to the public.

JWJI is pleased to have the Laney Legacy Program in Moral Leadership at Candler School of Theology as a major co-sponsor of this program.

Visit the JWJI Special Programs webpage at www.jwji.emory.edu for more information. Stay current with JWJI events on the James Weldon Johnson Institute page on Facebook and @JWJIEmory on Twitter. RSVP and add to your calendar via Eventbrite.

Public parking is available at Peavine Parking Deck on the Emory campus: http://arts.emory.edu/plan-your-visit/parking/peavine.html

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