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Third Rail Series Lecture and Diversity and Inclusion Summit Plenary: Robin DiAngelo, "White Fragility and Its Impact on Diversity and Inclusion Efforts on Campus" [VIDEO]

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

CSREA is delighted to partner with the Office of Institutional Diversity to bring Robin DiAngelo to campus as part of the Diversity & Inclusion Summit, and to serve as CSREA's annual Third Rail Lecture Series speaker. Her talk is entitled, "White Fragility and Its Impact on Diversity and Inclusion Efforts on Campus."

Jeanine Staples, "You Need Another Lover: How White Supremacist Patriarchal Ideologies Prompt The Generation Of Toxic Lover Identities In Black Women And How Those Identities Are Killing Us" [VIDEO]

Pembroke Hall, Room 305

In this public lecture, scholar, educator, and activist Jeanine Staples will share her groundbreaking research on the five toxic lover identities defensively constructed among marginalized women who have suffered from unmediated relational and social t/Terrors. In her presentation, Dr. Staples will illuminate the complex sociocultural and socioemotional consequences of these identities and offer a solution that can salvage not only the souls and soma of these women, but also the social and emotional justice movements they have founded and advance for the benefit of all humankind.

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.

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