Charlottesville, Racism and the Current Crisis in America

Time: Fri Aug 25, 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium

Photo: Karla Cote (Flickr)

The violent demonstration in Charlottesville, VA and growing racial divisions across the country have brought into focus the dangers posed by a revitalized White supremacist movement in the United States. What are the causes of the present crisis, how is it connected to historical justice struggles and collective memory, and where do we go from here? Come listen to experts on American racial politics discuss the current situation and what can be done in response.

Speakers:

Erika Doss

Professor in the Department of American Studies

David Anderson Hooker

Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Dianne Pinderhughes

Notre Dame Presidential Faculty Fellow, Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, Professor in the Department of Political Science

Richard Pierce

Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and the Department of History

Ernesto Verdeja (moderator)

Associate Professor in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Department of Political Science

This event is cosponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Department of Africana Studies.

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IN ADDITION: On Tuesday September 5 at 8:00 pm the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will screen the documentary film Whose Streets? (2017) about the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and ensuing political and social tensions. Panel to follow. Tickets and information available at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. 

Photo: Karla Cote (Flickr)