Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, director of the Vanderbilt Program in African American and Diaspora Studies, is set to testify Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Washington before the Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce on the topic of “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.” The hearings will begin at 10 a.m. in Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Sharpley-Whiting’s testimony is expected to begin about 1 p.m. eastern time.
Can’t make the hearings? You’re in luck–the hearing will be streamed live here. And, as we mentioned recently on this blog, Professor Sharpley-Whiting talked about this same topic earlier this month at the Nashville Public Library as part of our Thinking Out of the Lunch Box series. Watch the video.