Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Tanya K. Hernández, “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination”

, Room 130

In her new book “Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination,” Professor Tanya Katerí Hernández explores the question of how to pursue racial equality in a growing multiracial world. The growth of a mixed-race population has led some commentators to proclaim that multiracial discrimination is distinct in nature fromRead More

“Equitable Care for the Incarcerated: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future”

, Room 108

Mass incarceration in the United States disproportionately affects communities of color and LGBTQ individuals, which results in profound and negative effects on community health. This discussion is part of a series titled, “The Impact of Incarceration on Community, Health, and Wellness,” which aims to provide an introduction to important themes that contribute to the overall experiences andRead More

Martha S. Jones, "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

, Room 130, 85 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belongingRead More

A Conversation with Chris Hayes ’01

, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

"An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me

In A Colony in a NationNew York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Chris Hayes ’01 upends the national conversation on policing and democracy.Read More

Elsa Stamatopoulou, "Indigenous Peoples' Cultural Heritage as a Human Right: Today's Emergency"

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center, 75 Waterman St, Providence RI 02912

What does it mean to see Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Heritage as a Human Right and why does it matter? How can we correct the invisibility imposed by a settler colonial system of “the doctrine of discovery” and of “empty lands”? How can we create a true pluricultural democracy, where the identity, culture, traditional knowledge and history of Native Americans and all Indigenous Peoples, and others will be respected and protected, instead of being destroyed by state and non-state actors? In this country, the Bears Ears and Chaco struggles today are linked to Standing Rock, to Wounded Knee and to many previous struggles since the time of colonization that have inspired the Indigenous Movement in this country and around the world. The preservation of Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural heritage is a human rights matter for all.
 

Book Launch: Leticia Alvarado, "Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production"

Nicholson House, 71 George St, Providence RI 02912

"Abject Performances" draws out the irreverent, disruptive aesthetic strategies used by Latino artists and cultural producers who shun standards of respectability. Alvarado centers negative affect to capture experiences that lie at the edge of the mainstream Latino-centered social justice struggles to illuminate modes of community formation and social critique defined by a refusal of identitarian coherence that nonetheless coalesce into affiliation and possibility.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Nic Ramos, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Please join us for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by Nic Ramos, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice, titled "Emergent Poverty: Working Poverty and the Racial and Reproductive Politics of Emergency Medicine and Mother/Baby Clinics in Los Angeles County's Health Safety Net, 1965-1981"

"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.

"Sacred Sites, Federal Indian Law, and the Future"

IBES Room 130, 85 Waterman Street

The political and social dynamics of American Indian sacred sites and basic human rights protections within the contemporary U.S. are constantly evolving. This panel, including various legal scholars, community leaders, and activists, will explore issues of human rights, self-determination, sovereignty, and potential International legal remedies in order to better understand the contemporary realities of misunderstanding, lack of social justice, U.S. constructed hierarchies of economic and political inequality, and overall legacies of colonialism.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Michael Kennedy, Prabhdeep S. Kehal and Laura Garbes, "Excellence, Reflexivity, and Racism: On Sociology's Nuclear Contradiction and Its Abiding Crisis"

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Please join us on Thursday, April 19, at 12pm-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation by Michael D. Kennedy (Professor, Sociology, International and Public Affairs), Prabhdeep S. Kehal (Doctoral student, Sociology) and Laura Garbes (Doctoral student, Sociology). 

"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.

Grants — A Grad Student Race and Ethnicity Professional Development Workshop

CSREA, Room 103 - 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Keisha-Khan Perry (Associate Professor of Africana Studies) on how to write successful grants. These workshops, led by Brown University faculty, were designed to support graduate student research on race and ethnicity, build research community across disciplines, and aid in the professional development of Brown graduate students.

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