The Winona State University Lyceum Series will host “You Mean, There’s Race in My Movies and Media?” with guest lecturer Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.
The presentation will analyze the value and impact of contemporary racial imagery based upon historical narratives of sex, power and violence. Gooding will focus on issues regarding race and identity, including identities in the media such as stereotype threats – a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of confirming negative stereotypes about their social group. Gooding will also discuss how micro-racial aggressions, which describe insults and dismissals regularly inflicted on African Americans and witnessed by non-African Americans, include similar aggressions directed at women.
Gooding is an assistant professor in the Ethnic Studies program at Northern Arizona University. His research and teaching focus on African American History, Critical Race Theory, and Media, Movies and Mainstream Sports. Most recently, he was involved in NAU’s first-ever Hip Hop Action/Appreciation/Awareness Week. His recent publications include “The Emperor’s New Clothes: Identifying Racism in Obama’s Post-Racial Society” in the edited volume “Re-vitalizing the American Dream: Essays on Barack Obama” and “You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood.”
Since 1989, the Lyceum Series has presented events and presentations for the Winona and Rochester communities that provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities. Internationally renowned speakers present topics in the sciences, the arts, politics, literature, popular culture and more.