Reinvigorating Democratic Life in Post-Obama America

Conversation Series
October 27, 2016 5:00 PM
Carl Fields Center - 58 Prospect Avenue
Conversation Series
October 27, 2016 5:00 PM
Carl Fields Center - 58 Prospect Avenue
Four leading African American Studies scholars come together for what is sure to be an impassioned discussion about contemporary black issues, and an exploration of ideas about how African-American communities might reinvigorate democratic life in post-Obama America, with imagination and courage.  Expect this conversation to explore black politics, state violence & poverty and various social movements. A Q&A will follow the conversation.
Presenters:

“A renewed democratic faith in each other is required to change our course. Thin imaginations will seal our fate.”
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

We live in a world where black humanity is a relatively new idea.”
Marc Lamont Hill

“While it is true that when Black people get free, everyone gets free, Black people in America cannot ‘get free’ alone.”
– Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
 

“Sexism and misogyny are afoot. But the entire American political enterprise is saturated with the problem of patriarchy.
Imani Perry

 


About the Conversation Series

Our conversation series demonstrates the department’s commitment to modeling a form of engagement that enriches public discussion on a range of topics, including politics, music, literature, and the arts.  The series brings together two or more public figures from the same or different fields to share perspectives on their work and insights into our society.

Watch past talks in the Series.

Video

Imani Perry, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., & Marc Lamont Hill in Conversation

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