Social Structures, Political Struggles

Sat. March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: Charlottesville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated


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Angela Hattery and Earl Smith (Policing Black Bodies) and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (How We Get Free) discuss their work, exploring systems of structural racism as well as potential and radical strategies to work for change.

Why should you attend?

Policing Black Bodies presents a critical, deep dive into one of the most salient issues of our times. Hattery and Smith tie together theory, practice, and outcomes to both humanize the problems and inspire all readers to face these issues head on while finding ways to work to improve the web of consequences tied to social control, race/ethnicity, and public policy within the criminal justice system. It is a must-read for every citizen, scholar, and student in the United States.”—Danielle S. Rudes, Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, George Mason University

“Finally we have a theoretically sophisticated, comprehensive book that examines the myriad ways in which Black bodies are surveilled in America. Policing Black Bodies considers mass incarceration, prison industries, the school to prison pipeline, the policing of both women’s and trans bodies, and the police killings of Blacks as part of continuum structured by systemic racism.”—Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, author of Racism Without Racists

“Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s searching examination of the social, political, and economic dimensions of the prevailing racial order offers important context for understanding the necessity of the emerging movement for black liberation.”―Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

“Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor has emerged as the most sophisticated and courageous radical intellectual of her generation.”―Dr. Cornel West