Lectures, Discussions + Conferences

Race & Public Health in America

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Office of the Provost

Race & Public Health in America

Please join us for a panel discussion, Race & Public Health in America on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 12 p.m. The discussion will feature:

  • Lundy Braun, Professor of Medical Science, Professor of Africana Studies
  • Akilah Dulin,
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Monuments, Murals, and Movements: Reimagining the Art of Social Justice

The Centering Race Consortium

In the summer of 2020, challenges to race, memorialization, and icons of power predominated ongoing social, cultural, and political action and art. These scholars will examine how social movements have redefined public space, articulated social justice issues through art, and defied long-standing national icons and monuments. What’s at stake in these movements and gestures and howRead More

Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash (Panel #2)

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

This digital book launch event brings together most of the contributors to the interdisciplinary edited volume, Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash (Lexington, 2020). A product of a multiyear, transnational research project by the Antiracist Research and Action Network of the Americas, the volume charts the rise of racialRead More

Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash (Panel #1)

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

This digital book launch event brings together most of the contributors to the interdisciplinary edited volume, Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas: From Multiculturalism to Racist Backlash (Lexington, 2020). A product of a multiyear, transnational research project by the Antiracist Research and Action Network of the Americas, the volume charts the rise of racialRead More

Race & Slavery in America

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and Office of the Provost

Race & Slavery in America

Please join us for a panel discussion, Race & Slavery in America on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. The discussion will feature:

A. Naomi Paik, “Bans, Walls, Raids, Sanctuary: U.S. Immigration and Abolitionist Futures”

, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201

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

Stefano Bloch, “Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA’s Graffiti Subculture”

, Petteruti Lounge, Room 201

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.

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“Strike For Freedom: Frederick Douglass in Scotland” Film Screening and Discussion

, Room 106

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: Xandra Ibarra and Iván Ramos

, Room 305

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

Akua Naru, “The Keeper Project”

, Room 106

In this presentation, Akua Naru will discuss her work on The Keeper Project, a multi-media archive that chronicles the role of Black women in the creation and evolution of hip-hop music and culture.

Akua Naru is a Hip Hop artist, producer, activist, and scholar. She is currently a Race and Media Fellow as well as Artist-in-Residence at the Center for the Study of Race andRead More

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