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You're Racing a Robot

Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 7pm

LBC Kendall Cram

Instead of our regular general body meeting, tBSU is co-programming FIT's lecture, "You're Racing a Robot". A panel discussion of technology's role on today's political, economic, and social world.

Advances in medicine, means of communication, agricultural technology, genetic engineering, and industrial robotics have brought the country to a drastically new age. Some argue that this technology will bring capitalism into a new and improved level of prosperity for the entire nation, while others argue that technology will be the demise of capitalism and the rise of something new. Some argue that technology will improve the conditions of the hegemonic and dominant identities that are supported by today’s social structures, while some argue that technology will be the tool for today’s activists to reform our nation! Where do you lie? What issues or solutions has this new technological era brought?

Join our panelists:
Tom Hirschl, Professor of Sociology, Cornell University
Pamela Obiomon, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University
Willie Gin, Professor of Political Science, Xavier University
Maria Elena Martinez, Global Organizer and Former Professor of History, Compton Community College
Keith Finlay, Economics, Tulane University
and moderated by:
Ted Quant, Director of the Twomey Institute, Loyola University

Mr. 1913 Pageant

The Nu Mu Citywide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc cordially invites you to our Mr. 1913 Pageant on November 21st at 6:13 p.m.

Patois Film Festival

The Patois Film Festival is having two free movie screening this week. Be sure to grab some friends and check them out.

Tulane Black Arts Festival: “A Celebration of Black Arts, Culture & Entertainment”

Each year, the Tulane Black Student Union (the tBSU) puts a on a Black Arts Festival on campus. In past years, the Festival has taken various forms ranging from a weeklong lecture series to a singular day of events. Last year’s BAF was themed “Enlightenment, Empowerment and Engagement: An Exploration of Black Arts” was its most successful in tBSU history seeing approximately 2000 attendees over the course of the week which featured a lecture by acclaimed actress and activist Laverne Cox, a discussion on Queering Black Arts with Big Freedia (as well as a bounce workshop) and other smaller scale events. For more information and updates, check out the website and the facebook page. If you would like to be a part of the committee for BAF, please send an email to the address below. Thanks!