Charlottesville, Racism and the Current Crisis in America

Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location: Hesburgh Auditorium

PANEL: Charlottesville, Racism and the Current Crisis in America

 

WHEN: Friday August 25, 12:30pm-2pm

 

WHERE:

Hesburgh Auditorium

Hesburgh Center for International Studies

University of Notre Dame

 

 

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

 

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