Upcoming Events

Exhibit: The Body As Site Of

Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 am to Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:00 pm

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

In this exhibition, four contemporary artists of color engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives: Akujixxv, Devyn Galindo, Panteha Abareshi, and Carolina Hicks.

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.

"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: 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.

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.

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.
 

Commencement Forum: Tricia Rose '93 PhD, "How Structural Racism Works"

IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912

This presentation shares ideas from Tricia Rose's on-going research project, which aims to make accessible to the public what structural racism is and how it works in society. The project examines the connections between policies and practices in housing, education and other key spheres of society to reveal the intersectional and compounding effects of systemic discrimination as a significant force in American society today. 

Reception and Open House at CSREA

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

We invite you to CSREA for a reception following our forum, How Structural Racism Works (9:00 am-9:50 am, 85 Waterman Street). Enjoy light refreshments, learn more about our programs and initiatives, and view our student-curated exhibit, "The Body As Site Of," which focuses on the complexity of identity and features four contemporary artists of color.