March 5: Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas, In conversation with Eric Stanley. This conversation will engage Tourmaline and Chris Vargas, two of the most consequential artists/ theorists working in the United States. Focusing on questions of trans representation, modes of artistic production, and the uses of hirstory, they will also present clips and other documentation of their past and current projects.
March 5-6: Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley: 50 Years of Igniting the Future. This academic year, 2019-2020, marks the 50th anniversary of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Department is organizing a 2-day symposium “Ethnic Studies at 50: Igniting the Future” featuring our distinguished graduates and alumni. The event will take place on March 5-6, 2020, at the Alumni House.
March 6: Struggling for the Soul of Public Education. Although decades of research have found significant educational and social benefits of integration, public schools continue to be segregated due to the limitations of federal law and white resistance. Rutgers' Law Professor Elise Boddie will discuss the challenges of northern integration and the need for solutions that move beyond court-centered remedies.
March 13: “We Saw in Him Each of Us” - Disability, Social Cohesion, and Survival in American Slavery with Jenifer Barclay. Barclay, associate editor for the Review of Disability Studies, will discuss her research on the lived experiences of enslaved people with disabilities as well as the metaphorical, ontological links that antebellum Americans forged between race, gender, and disability as a way to shore up tenuous racial categories and shifting gender relations in the decades prior to the Civil War.
April 1: A discussion on the past, present, and future of housing (in)justice in the Bay Area. Join us for a collective conversation about our region’s history of racially exclusionary housing and how local movements are building new systems for housing justice, reparations, and community control from the ground up. We will explore the roles that local governments, funders and financial institutions, community organizations, and others can play in developing partnerships, allocating resources, and advancing policy changes to bring these systems to scale.
April 17: The Future of Freedom: Reparations after 400. A distinguished panel of scholars will consider what the question of reparations means for this freedom’s fulfillment and what kind of future could follow for African Americans beyond 400.
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