Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

What I Am Thinking About Now: Rosann Tung, "Partnering with a School District to Address Systemic Opportunity Gaps"

CSREA Conference Room, Lippitt House, Room 101, 96 Waterman Street

Please join us on Tuesday, October 11, 12-1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Rosann Tung, Director of Research and Policy, Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Her talk is titled, "Partnering with a School District to Address Systemic Opportunity Gaps."

How Structural Racism Works: The Double Bind of Racial and Economic Inequality in Education

Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium

Please join us on Monday, September 26, at 5:00 pm for How Structural Racism Works, The Double Bind of Racial and Economic Inequality in Education, a lecture by Prudence L. Carter, dean of UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Education. The lecture will focus on how education inequality works intersectionally to generate other significant inequalities.

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.

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

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street

In the weeks following the death of Freddie Gray, Devin Allen’s photographs gave voice to his city’s pain during one of its darkest hours. His images of Baltimore document the struggle and humanity of protest, as well as the beauty found in community and everyday life. Born and raised in West Baltimore, Devin will reflect on his personal trials and tribulations, life before and after the 2015 uprising, and the issues that plague his city and many other ghettos across America.

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.

What I Am Thinking About Now: Elena Shih, "Transnational Racial Formations of Freedom: Civilian Vigilantism, Ethical Consumption, and Global Human Trafficking Rescue"

CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

Please join us on Tuesday, April 26 at 12 - 1pm for a "What I Am Thinking About Now" presentation from Elena Shih, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, and Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Her talk is titled: "Transnational Racial Formations of Freedom: Civilian Vigilantism, Ethical Consumption, and Global Human Trafficking Rescue"

Research Seminar with Michael Waldman, "Digging for Democracy: Using Archival Research to Tell America's Story"

Pembroke Hall, Room 202

In his new book The Fight to Vote, Waldman tell the story of the struggle to win a meaningful right to participate in American democracy. It is a story of politics as well as social movements. Because it spans the whole 240 years of American history, it uses widely disparate sets of sources. From the Founding-era documents ... to the archives of the women's suffrage and African American civil rights movement ... to today's court pleadings, the story is accessible to all students. Remarkably, so much of it is now available online -- much more so than just two years ago, when Waldman wrote The Second Amendment: A Biography.

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