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Hoffman and WORLD Series Lecture: "Should We Love Loving? The Promise and Limits of Equality"

The Hoffman Lecture in Sociology and Social Policy, also a Russell Sage WORLD Series event, will explore the history of race and marriage in the U.S. through film and lecture. An excerpt of the documentary A Loving Story, a Created Equal film, will be followed by a lecture by Julie Novkov, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Political Science and professor of political science and women’s studies at the University at Albany.

Date: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Time: 12:30 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Bush Memorial Center - Troy Campus

Contact: Michelle Napierski-Prancl, Sociology Program Director, (518) 244-2454,

Julie NovkovNovkov will speak about her work on miscegenation laws and her book, Racial Union: Law, Intimacy, and the White State in Alabama, 1865-1954, published by the University of Michigan Press.

The Loving Story will be shown in its entirety at 7 p.m. in the Schacht Fine Arts Center (Art Wing B) on the Troy Campus.

The Hoffman Lecture is endowed by a gift from Linda Rosenfeld Hoffman ’62.

The Created Equal film series is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The WORLD Series is a year-long lecture series for first-year Russell Sage students, the campus community and the public, focusing on topics of global and national importance, women's lives, science and technology, and the arts. WORLD stands for “Women Owning Responsibility for Learning and Doing.”