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.

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African American Studies for the 21st Century

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  1. 'The Making of the Modern Black Diaspora' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Joshua Guild 35:17
  2. 'The Pulse of Black Life in the Long 19th Century' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Autumn Womack 30:42
  3. 'Rethinking Empire and Democracy' Reena N. Goldthree, Eddie S. Glaude Jr. 44:49
  4. 'The Formation of Religio-Racial Identity' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Judith Weisenfeld 47:32
  5. 'What Was African American Marriage?' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Tera Hunter 44:59
  6. 'Before Cornel West, After Cornel West' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Cornel West 52:46
  7. 'An Insistence on Not Being Discouraged' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Chika Okeke-Agulu 55:19
  8. 'A Through Line for African American Studies' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Imani Perry 44:07
  9. 'Activism and Risk in the Face of Trump' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Asanni York, Destiny Crockett 43:02
  10. 'Langston Hughes, Religious Thinker' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Wallace Best 45:50
  11. 'Convergences and Dissonance' Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Keeanga-Yamahatta Taylor, Naomi Murakawa, & Imani Perry 60:08