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“Equality on Trial: Race, Fairness, and the U.S. Supreme Court” subject of CommUnity presentation

Fairness and equality in relation to race, gender, and ethnicity will be the subject of a presentation by Tim Golden, WWU professor of philosophy and member of the 2019–20 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. on the Walla Walla University campus. Golden’s presentation, “Equality on Trial: Race, Fairness, and the U.S. Supreme Court,” explores the story of a Supreme Court case about two students—one white and one black—and how they navigated the medical school admissions process.

Golden has a doctor of philosophy degree in philosophy from the University of Memphis and has more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He teaches philosophy and critical race theory at WWU where he is also the director of the WWU Donald Blake Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture.

The Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau provides access for communities across the state to more than 30 speakers who give free public presentations on topics including history, politics, music, and philosophy. The roster of speakers includes professors, artists, activists, historians, journalists, and more who speak at schools, libraries, museums, community centers, and civic organizations.

Golden’s lecture on Tuesday will be held in the Walla Walla University Church, 212 S.W. Fourth St., College Place. The lecture is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, Golden will answer questions and be available for conversation in the Kellogg Hall Alaska Lobby, 32 S.E. Ash St., College Place. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Posted Feb. 4, 2019

Portrait of Tim Golden in blue blazer with red pocket handkerchief.
Tim Golden's areas of expertise include Constitutional law, individual rights, and critical race theory.
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