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Black Feminism, Popular Culture and Respectability Politics

Pembroke Hall, Room 305

The Annual Elizabeth Munves Sherman'77, P'06, P'09 Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies

"Black Feminism, Popular Culture and Respectability Politics," a lecture by Tricia Rose, Professor of Africana Studies and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.

Presented by the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

"How Structural Racism Works," Our History Lives in Our Homes

Pembroke Hall, Room 305 - 172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02912

Please join us on Friday, March 4, at 12:00 pm (lunch provided) for “How Structural Racism Works,” a lecture by Tom Shapiro, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis. Tom Shapiro will speak over lunch about his research, particularly the role homeownership, race and intergenerational inheritance, which led to his book, The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality.

How Structural Racism Works: A Roundtable Conversation

Building for Environmental Research & Teaching (BERT), Room 130 - 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 pm for “How Structural Racism Works,” a Brown faculty and Postdoctoral Fellow roundtable discussion, led by Tricia Rose, Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. The discussion will focus on the role of structural racism in contemporary US society and its relationships to neoliberalism, racial ideology, immigration, gender, poverty and more.

How Structural Racism Works: Inaugural Lecture

Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts - 154 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02912

Structural racism–the normalized and legitimized range of policies, practices, and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color, especially black people–is the main driver of racial inequality in America today. Professor Tricia Rose's compelling new in-progress research, video and public engagement project called "How Structural Racism Works" serves as the foundation for this important lecture/workshop series. Over the course of the spring and fall 2016 semesters, the project considers five key areas that propel structural racism: housing, education, wealth, criminal justice, and mass media.

Adam Mansbach, "Race, Profanity, Literature and Satire: Going the F*ck to Sleep in Donald Trump's America"

Smith-Buonanno 106, 95 Cushing Street

Adam Mansbach - whose work spans the #1 worldwide bestselling "children's book for adults" Go the Fuck to Sleep, the award-winning novels Rage is BackAngry Black White Boy and The End of the Jews, and the screenplay for the forthcoming feature film Barry - discusses the through-line in his work: exploring complexity, paradox, and uncomfortable truths as a way to foster social change... and recalls what happens when a literary novelist finds himself with a surprise hit in a genre that doesn't even exist.

Against Respectability Politics: Conversations on Latina suciedad

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium

Organized around feminist and queer approaches to performance and unconventional archives, this event brings interdisciplinary scholars Deb Vargas(UC Riverside), Dixa Ramírez (Yale) and renown performance artist Nao Bustamante together to discuss Latina suciedad (dirtyness) and abjection as the basis for politicized aesthetics.

Moderated by Leticia Alvarado, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University.

A CSREA Faculty Grant Event.

The BreakBeat Poets: Performance + Book Signing

George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House

Just as blues influenced the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz influenced the Black Arts Movement, Hip-Hop's musical and cultural force has shaped the aesthetics and given rise to a new generation of American poets.

Join us as we welcome contributors to the new poetry anthology The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop-- a multi-generational examination of life and poetry in the age of hip hop. The book features 78 poets, born between 1961-1999, who are employing traditional and wildstyle poetics to narrate a new country and city landscape.

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