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'What is it like to be Black?' virtual presentation to be held at NDSU

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David A. Hodge Sr.

The Northern Plains Ethics Institute at NDSU and the YWCA Cass Clay are scheduled to host a Zoom presentation by David Augustin Hodge Sr., associate director of education for the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Healthcare at Tuskegee University. His talk is part of the Learning the Language of Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion series.

Hodge is scheduled to participate in the conversation series on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at noon Central Time via Zoom. His presentation, “What it is like to be Black? – Toward a naming, genealogy and epistemology of (the intractable) anti-black racism,” will be followed by moderated conversation and audience questions.

Hodge coordinates the Tuskegee University center’s Bioethics Honors program and bioethics minor, its annual Public Health Ethics Intensive Course and outreach programs designed to engage the center’s target audiences. He also teaches bioethics and public health ethics courses. 

In addition to his academic and administrative duties, Hodge is a researcher, author and editor. He is senior associate editor for the center’s Journal of Healthcare, Sciences, and Humanities, a peer-reviewed journal in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Sponsored Programs.

Hodge previously was an adjunct/assistant professor of philosophy at Georgia State University and was a guest lecturer in philosophy, theology and ethics at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For nearly two decades prior, he provided leadership to the Religion and Philosophy Department at Florida Memorial University in Miami.

The free event is sponsored by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute, the NDSU Office of the President, the NDSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, the YWCA Cass Clay, Humanities ND and the NDSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology. All NDSU stakeholders and the public are welcome to attend.

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