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Rashad Shabazz, "Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago" [VIDEO]

MacMillan Hall, Room 117 (Starr Auditorium)

This talk will explore how carceral power and the techniques of containment were woven into the quotidian geographies of poor and working class Black people on Chicago's South Side. Through and examination of housing, policing, and the production of masculinity, this talk demonstrates how the explosion of Black incarceration rates in the latter 20th century were enabled by the geography of incarceration at the beginning of the century. 

Book signing and light reception to follow. Free and open to the public. 

Cosponsored by the Urban Studies Program.

Devin Allen, "Rising/Uprising in Baltimore: A Beautiful Ghetto" [VIDEO]

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

September 2016 - May 2017

In the weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, Devin Allen's photographs gave voice to Baltimore's pain during one of its darkest hours. His images of the city document the struggle and humanity of protest, as well as the beauty found in community and everyday life.

Martín Espada, "Vivas to Those Who Have Failed: A Poetry Reading" [VIDEO]

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street, Room 103

Please join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Martín Espada, celebrated poet and Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He will be reading from his latest collection of poems, Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.

Race and the Presidential Election: A Discussion with Tricia Rose and James Morone [VIDEO]

Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum

As the 2016 presidential election enters the final stage, race continues to be a major theme of the campaign. Nationally recognized scholars of race and politics Tricia Rose and James Morone will discuss the implications of race in the context of the presidential campaign and the longer term political consequences.

Presented by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy.

Third Rail Series Lecture: Michael Waldman, "The Fight to Vote" [VIDEO]

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

In his new book, The Fight to Vote, Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed,” offering a current, readable history of voting rights in the United States. Waldman traces the full story from the Founders’ debates to today’s challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, and the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United. Amid this topsy-turvy election season, Waldman’s book is a needed reminder that voting rights have never been – and are still not – a guarantee.

Eric Tang (University of Texas at Austin), "Unsettled: The Refugee in the Hyperghetto"

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

Scholar-activist Eric Tang will explore themes from his new book, Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto, including the relationship between immigrant communities and African Americans as they experience common and distinct forms of state violence taking shape in America’s inner cities. Tang’s research sits at the intersection of two issues that define the current moment: the international refugee crisis and the resurgent movement against police violence in the urban United States.

Free and open to the public. 

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