The Effects of Race Project has been conducted at STIAS since 2013 as part of the long-term project, “Being Human Today.” The “EoR” Project was informed by the need for further research and reflection on “race,” and to catalyze innovative and imaginative approaches to ‘finding race’ and dealing with the “everydayness of race” in South Africa and elsewhere. Many productive group meetings and independent projects were conducted under the aegis of the EoR Project from 2014 to 2018, and some of these have been summarized in three volumes of essays published in the STIAS Series by African Sun Media: The Effects of Race (2018), Race and Education (2019), and Persistence of Race (2020).
The accomplishments of the EoR Project will be discussed and celebrated in a series of events to take place at STIAS on 2-3 March 2020. Discussion meetings involving EoR Project members only will be held on Monday 2 March. On the afternoon of Tuesday 3 March, STIAS will host a book launch and panel discussion open to all Fellows and members of the press and public. This will be followed by a celebratory dinner for EoR Project members and STIAS executives on Tuesday evening. Further details of the public events will be announced soon.