As we have mentioned to many of you already, our next Salon is coming up on Thursday, 2 June, when Dr. Clarence Lusane will be discussing his book, Hitler's Black Victims. Clarence is a professor at American University in Washington, DC and has been studying racism in the US and Europe for nearly two decades. The topic of the Black experience in Nazi Germany has been ignored by scholars and Clarence's work has been groundbreaking and well-received among his peers.
Clarence has broad experience in Europe including Central Europe and the Balkans. In 2000 he participated in program planning for the American Friends Service Committee's Europe Program in the wake of the displacement in the Balkans as a result of the NATO bombing of Serbia and Kosovo/a. In 2001 he participated in a week-long training of regional Roma activists organized by the Europe Program of AFSC on behalf of the Roma Participation Project. He is currently visiting Europe as part of his research into European attitudes toward European Union expansion.
In addition, Clarence's research and interest has taken him to Africa, Asia and Latin America. As an activist/scholar Clarence has organized and worked with many anti-racism human rights initiatives in the US and Europe. He has also served as a legislative aide for former Congressman Walter Fauntroy and has been a consultant for the Congressional Black Caucus. From 2001 to 2003 Clarence was Director of Research for the London based 1990 Trust, the largest anti-racism organization in Britain advocating for Africans and Asians. Currently Clarence is writing a biography of Colin Powell.
We look forward having you join us in what is guaranteed to be an intellectually exciting evening.