The Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series on Language Discrimination in Fragile Communities and the FOCUS Program are pleased to present: Education or Justification?: Language and the End of Rights Featuring: Aaron G. Colston, Ph.D (Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, Linguistics & Cultural Anthropology, Instructor, Program in Education, Duke University) Dispute over the scope of rights-who has them, who does not, and to what "end"-is as much a problem of the struggle for power as it is about structures of discourse itself. This talk discusses theorists of language and education-among them Richard Rorty, Paulo Freire, and Bob Moses-to raise two questions: why throw in "rights" to justify power, if only to throw them out again? How do we "bring rights back in"? It will take place on Thursday, October 27th at 5:30 pm in 217 Perkins Library. Please invite your colleagues and students. We look forward to seeing you there!
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