Wednesday, April 27, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park

Speakers include Dr. Stephen Thomas and Dr. David Chae.

The Parren Mitchell Symposium is an annual event which honors the legacy of Congressman Parren Mitchell, the first African American man to receive a graduate degree from the University of Maryland. Mitchell received an MA in sociology in 1952 after suing the University to gain admission, and he served in Congress from January 1971 to 1987.

This year's symposium is entitled "Racism: In Sickness and In Health" and will feature scholars, researchers, and health activists in a dialogue about racial health disparities and strategies to address disparate health outcomes. 


Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Time: 11 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

University of Maryland, College Park

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A reception for this symposium will take place at 5 PM in the Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union. For more information about this event please click here.

This event is presented by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Critical Race Initiative, the Department of Sociology, and co-sponsored by the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity.

Event Type: 
3rd Annual Parren Mitchell Symposium