Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Allan G. Johnson, noted author and expert on issues of privilege, oppression and social inequality, will speak at Transylvania University’s Haggin Auditorium Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. The lecture, “Beyond Privilege, Power, and Difference,” is free and open to the public.

 Johnson addresses controversial issues with compassion and clarity in ways that people can relate to on a personal level. His blend of life experience, humor, social reality and clear analysis opens windows to new ways of thinking and living.

Johnson’s books include “The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise,” “The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology: A User’s Guide to Sociological Language,” “The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy” and “Privilege, Power, and Difference.” Since receiving his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1972, he has worked with more than 160 schools and organizations in 34 states and Europe. His work has been translated into several languages and excerpted in numerous anthologies.

A part of Transylvania’s African-American History Month celebration, this lecture is sponsored by the Lilly Project at Transylvania and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or the Lilly Program at (859) 281-3569.