NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Khalil Gibran Muhammad, an award-winning author whose books have explored the link between race and crime in the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the annual James Dickson Carr Lecture on Feb. 20.

The lecture, which is named for the first African American graduate at Rutgers University, will run 6:30-8 p.m. at the Multipurpose Room in the Busch Student Center at 604 Bartholomew Road in Piscataway.

Muhammad is a Harvard Kennedy School professor of history, race and public policy who earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Rutgers. In his lecture, he will explain how “bias education” — or race education — can help people and institutions reconcile the past with the present and move towards greater equity.

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The lecture is part of Access Week 2020.

Established in 2013 as an extension of TRIO Day, Access Week is a Rutgers-New Brunswick university-wide initiative that offers a week of community programming and dialogue to create campus awareness for first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students. The week is filled with a range of public lectures, faculty, staff and student workshops, student programming, alumni engagement, and community service opportunities.

Visit Rutgers' Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement site to RSVP.