This talk starts with the apparent “crises” over immigration in the contemporary moment, marked by three signature executive orders authorized by the Trump Administration in its first week in office: the “Muslim Ban,” the U.S.-Mexico border wall, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids. By examining the long histories that have built a deeply rooted, robust foundation for theseRead More
Professor Stefano Bloch will read from and discuss the writing of his new book, Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA’s Graffiti Subculture (University of Chicago Press). The book is described as an unflinching portrait of a deeply maligned subculture and an unforgettable account of what writing on city walls means to the most vulnerable people living within them.
The 15-minute film “Strike for Freedom” chronicles new efforts to memorialize Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist work in Scotland. In the 19th-century, Edinburgh was a city of freedom for Black social justice campaigners born into slavery in the USA. Committed to ‘telling the story of the slave’ and the ‘strike for freedom’, Douglass and other Black abolitionists came to the city toRead More
Conversations in Latinx Art brings together the Oakland-based award-winning performance artist Xandra Ibarra and interdisciplinary scholar Dr. Ivan Ramos (Assistant Professor, University of Maryland) to reflect on queer Latinidad and its deployment as a form of resilience and endurance against political hostility. Drawing on scholarship in Latinx and gender and sexuality studies andRead More
This talk traces the focus on unconscious cognition (in the form of implicit bias, racial ideology, and volition) as an explanation for the tenacity of racism in the post-Civil Rights era to early critiques of the practice-centered account of institutional racism. With this focus, political resistance to racism has been figured as a twin project of getting people to see that their perceptionRead More
1968: Unearthing the Linked Narratives of Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Their Discontents
This talk by distinguished legal scholar and policy leader, Kimberlé Crenshaw will begin with what should be a puzzling convergence. How is it that after five years of a grassroots uprising against anti-Black police violence, and after eight years of a BlackRead More
Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brown University and an affiliated faculty with the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, IL.
“Policing and the Public Theater of Racial Degradation”
Terry v. Ohio,Read More
Featuring the author: Dr. Micah Salkind, Special Projects Manager for The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Department of American Studies at Brown University
Righteous Discontent: The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880–1920 by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham impacted a wide range of disciplines and areas, among them, gender and sexualityRead More