Obama symposium to take place after DNC

The Denver University Sturm College of Law will be holding an all-day conference examining Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign strategies and what difference they have had on modern politicking.

Academics will be gathering at the college on Aug. 29, a day after the Democratic National Convention officially ends, to attend “Obama Phenomena: Facets of a Historic Campaign:”

Barack Obama and his campaign would be worthy of study if he were merely the first African American major-party presidential nominee. Yet Obama is more than a history-making candidate; he and his campaign are a cultural phenomenon on many levels. This conference brings together a diverse, inter-generational group of scholars to examine the meaning of Obama’s candidacy. The symposium will consider aspects ranging from race, gender, religion and difference in contemporary politics, to the changing nature of campaign organizing, to Obama’s potential impact on affirmative action law, election law, and U.S. foreign policy.

Those who won’t already be sick of hearing about the Democrats after the convention can register on-line now to attend the event.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at erosa@www.coloradoindependent.com.