Race and the Railroad: A Conversation with Julia Lee and Paisley Rekdal

The Center for Humanities & the Arts has invited former Utah Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal, and Dr.  Julia Lee, professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine, to discuss their work about the race and the railroad.

Rekdal will discuss her digital humanities project West: A Translation, a collection of poems and essays that draws a powerful connection between the transcontinental railroad completion and the Chinese Exclusion Act. Lee will talk about her recently published book The Racial Railroad, which highlights the central role that the railroad played in the formation and perception of racial identity and difference in the US. 

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9
  • Norlin Library - 5th Floor, CBIS Room (M549)
  • 3:30 - 5 p.m. MST

Join the conversation about the impact of the railroad and it's role in racial identity in the United States.

Register: cuboulder.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2fnXmloqTT9wLxc

Event Page: www.colorado.edu/cha/raceandrailroad

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Norlin Library, CBIS Room - 5th Floor (M549)
1157 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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