Lawrence Ware, Teaching Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Africana Studies


 

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Philosophy Dept. Office: 255 Murray Hall
Center for Africana Studies Office: 103 Life Sciences East

Philosophy Dept. Telephone: 405-744-2790
Center for Africana Studies Telephone: 405-744-7692

Email:  lawrence.ware@okstate.edu

Spring 2018 Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday 12 Noon to 1:00 pm and by appointment (in 255 MUR).

 

Lawrence Ware is co-director of the Africana Studies Program and Teaching Assistant Professor and Diversity Coordinator in the Department of Philosophy. He is a contributing writer to Slate Magazine, The New York Times and The Root. He has been a commentator on race and politics for the Huffington Post Live, NPR, and TV One. Lawrence has taught and lectured across the country on issues ranging from race to economic policy. He organizes the Critical Conversations series, which hosts a number of events on campus related to race, gender, and religion.

EDUCATION

  • BA, University of Central Oklahoma
  • MA in Philosophy, Oklahoma State University

SPRING 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE

Philosophies of Life Phil 1213

  • 23005 TR 9:00 am-10:15 am lse 215

Philosophy of Race PHIL 3623

  • 23225 TR 3:30-4:45 pm CLB 102
  • 24564 Web Course

MLK, Malcolm X, & Philosophy of Race PHIL 3633

  • 28681 TR 10:30-11:45 am HSCI 331
  • 29251 M 6:45-10:05 pm LSE 217

SELECTED MEDIA APPEARANCES

SPRING 2018 EVENTS

  • January 15th: Keynote, John Brown University
  • January 20th: Keynote, Harvard Chapel
  • February 22nd: Keynote, Tulsa Community College
  • February 26th: Keynote, Oklahoma Conference of Churches 2018 Day at the Capitol
  • March 5 & 6: Public Lecture, Kennesaw State University
  • March 28th: Keynote, UCO: Black Male Initiative

PAST EVENTS

  • Panelist for Take Root Annual Conference at the University of Oklahoma, February 2017
  • Public Lecture on Social Diversity and Oklahoma Education for Leadership Oklahoma, February 2017
  • Black History Public Lecture at Northeastern Oklahoma College, February 2017
  • Keynote at Pittsburgh State University's Black History Gospel Celebration, February 2017
  • MLK and Epistemic Violence keynote at Langston University, January 2015
  • Black Nationalism and #BlackLivesMatter keynote at the Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government, February 2015
  • The Theological Origins of White Supremacy at The Conference on Progressive Christianity in February 2015
  • Black Christianity and Black Resistance at The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Washington DC in May, 2015
  • The Confederate Flag and Epistemic Ignorance at OU in October, 2015
  • Lecture on Black Leadership, Langston University
  • Lecture on Intersectionality and #BlackLivesMatter: Race, Gender and Resistance

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

CENTER FOR AFRICANA STUDIES & CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS, FALL 2017 EVENTS
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  • October 19th at 7pm in 035 MUR: Oklahoma Premiere of "Whose Streets?"
  • October 23rd at 7pm in 101 JB: "Insidious Trauma: Exploring the Mental Health Implications for Experiences with Oppression" by LaVonya Bennett
  • November 15th at 7pm in Murray Hall Parlor, Talk by J. W. Franklin: "Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture," part of the Murray Hall Civil Rights Speaker Series https://nmaahc.si.edu/
  • November 27th at 7pm in 035 MUR: "Heavy: An American Memoir" by Kiese Laymon