- Wednesday, May 6, 2020
- Tuesday, May 5, 2020
- Thursday, May 7, 2020Join Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. as he reads from his forthcoming book Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.
- Friday, May 1, 2020Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.
- Thursday, Apr 30, 2020
- Friday, Apr 24, 2020
How should abolitionists respond to the coronavirus pandemic?
How can we achieve urgently needed decarceration for the millions of people caged in jails, prisons, and immigration detention centers?
Abolitionism doesn’t just say no to police, prisons, border control, and the current punishment system. It requires persistent organizing for what we need, organizing that’s already present in the efforts people cobble together to achieve access to schools, health care and housing, art and meaningful work, and freedom from violence and want.
- Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020Thousands of white Americans have also died from the virus, but the pace at which African-Americans are dying has transformed this public-health crisis into an object lesson in racial and class inequality. According to a Reuters report, African-Americans are more likely to die of COVID-19 than any other group in the U.S. It is still early in the course of the pandemic, and the demographic data is incomplete, but the partial view is enough to prompt a sober reflection on this bitter harvest of American racism.
- Friday, Apr 17, 2020The immediate immiseration of millions of people highlights our mutual bond.
- Friday, Apr 10, 2020
Americans have been told to brace themselves for difficult days ahead. The numbers are uncertain, but mass death is at our doorstep. If we do everything right and shelter in place, we may still see between 100,000 and 240,000 dead. These are staggering numbers, but more importantly they are real people. Mothers and fathers, uncles and aunts, daughters and sons, friends — people whose deaths will disrupt the lives of families and rend the fabric of communities across this nation.
- Wednesday, Apr 8, 2020