Past Events

“Equitable Care for the Incarcerated: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future”

, Room 108

Mass incarceration in the United States disproportionately affects communities of color and LGBTQ individuals, which results in profound and negative effects on community health. This discussion is part of a series titled, “The Impact of Incarceration on Community, Health, and Wellness,” which aims to provide an introduction to important themes that contribute to the overall experiences andRead More

The Trial and Lynching of Leo Frank

Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund, Charles P. Sisson II Memorial Lectureship, and Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, 168

Steve Oney presents “The Trial and Lynching of Leo Frank” on Monday, October 15th at 7:30 pm in Barus & Holley 168.  Steve Oney is the author of “And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank.”Read More

Research Seminar with Martha S. Jones, Johns Hopkins University

, 101

We invite students and faculty to join us for a research seminar led by Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. Professor Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose interests include the study of race, law, citizenship, slavery, and the rights of women. Her new book, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights inRead More

Martha S. Jones, "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America"

, Room 130, 85 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belongingRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dixa Ramírez, “Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
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Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dixa Ramírez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

How do we discern how ordinary, often anonymous, black subjects in non-productive rural spaces (the so-called “hills”) of the Dominican Republic andRead More

Black Alumni Reunion Event: “Telling Us Who We Are: The Importance of Black Arts, Media, and Culture Today”

This conversation among alumni artists, journalists, and producers considers the important and changing role of media, art, and storytelling in shaping community and racial and ethnic imaginations in contemporary society.

Moderator: Tricia Rose AM’87 PhD’93, P’14, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives,Read More

A Conversation with Chris Hayes ’01

, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

"An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me

In A Colony in a NationNew York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Chris Hayes ’01 upends the national conversation on policing and democracy.Read More

Welcome Reception and Exhibit Opening: “Joy + Justice”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Join us as we celebrate the new academic year! Enjoy light refreshments, learn more about our programs and initiatives, and view our new exhibit “Joy + Justice,” featuring work from over 20 artists.

Image: Luanne Redeye, "Self Portrait with Red Birds"

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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.

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. 

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