Lawrence Ware, Lecturer and Diversity Coordinator


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            Office: 255 Murray Hall

Telephone: 405-744-2790

Email: lawrence.ware@okstate.edu 

Spring 2017 Office Hours:

 

Lawrence Ware is an Oklahoma State University Division of Institutional Diversity Fellow. He is a frequent contributor to the publications New Black Man (In Exile) and The Democratic Left, and he has a book forthcoming with Verso Books on the life and thought of C.L.R. James. He is also a columnist on race, politics, and religion for CounterPunch Magazine, and has been a commentator on race and politics for the Huffington Post Live, NPR's Talk of the Nation, and PRI’s Flashpoint. 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 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Philosophies of Life (H) - 23444 - PHIL 1213
    9:0 0am - 10:15 am TR Life Science East 215
  • Philosophies of Life (H) - 23448 - PHIL 1213
    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm TR Classroom Building 219
  • Philosophy of Race (DH) - 23689 - PHIL 3623
    10:30 am - 11:45 am TR Human Sciences 331
  • Philosophy of Race (DH) - 23692 - PHIL 3623
    3:30 pm - 4:45 pm TR Classroom Building 102
  • Philosophy of Race (DH) - 25299 - PHIL 3623
    Web/Internet Course
  • MLK, Malcolm X & Philosophy of Race (DH) - 27063 - PHIL 3920
    6:45 pm - 10:00 pm M Classroom Building 102
  • MLK, Malcolm X & Philosophy of Race (DH) - 27061 - PHIL 3920
    1:00 pm - 5:15 pm MTWRF Classroom Building 202 Dec 19 - Dec 30

FALL 2016 SEMESTER CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS

*Critical Conversations hosted by the OSU Philosophy Department, OSU Ethics Center and OSU Institutional Diversity

  • "What is White Supremacy?"
  • A Netflix original documentary entitled, "13th: From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment," from Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma

SPRING 2016 SEMESTER CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS

  • Panel Discussion:  "Islam as Other"
  • "The N Word: Who has access?"
  • "When Anger is as Essential as Fire: On Political Change and What We Can Learn from Black Feminist Thought"
  • "Whose Land Is This? Native Americans and Colonialism"

FALL 2015 SEMESTER CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS

  • "Do You See What I See? How Social Differences Influence Our Perceptions"
  • "The Hospitality of Receiving: Ghandi, King, and Interreligious Dialogue"
  • "Confederate Flag: Heritage or Hate?"

PAST AND CURRENT PUBLIC TALKS

  • 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