November 11, 2014

On November 11, 2014, Haas Institute Director john a. powell presented the 8th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture at the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research in Louisville, Kentucky.

Presenting to a standing-room audience of over 300 people, john's topic "From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Why we need a new culture of belonging," touched on the three modes of being in society—economic, political, ontological—and the urgent need to create a culture of belonging and inclusivity, especially in light of the events in Ferguson, MO and the changing demographics of Kentucky as a whole.

john also presented closing remarks for a breakfast panel titled "From Research to Activism," speaking to the links needed between the academy and community activism around issues of Othering and racial justice. Past Anne Braden Memorial Lectures include Robin D.G. Kelley, Michelle Alexander, and Julian Bond.

Download john's presentation.