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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.

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

Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium - 154 Angell St, Providence, RI 02912

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.

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.

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