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Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:30pmVirtual Event
Abolitionists envision a world in which police, prisons, and border control do not exist and all people are emancipated. A world where racial capitalism does not operate and the promotion of collective well-being is the organizing principle of society.
Join this conversation among students, faculty, and community members featuring Dr. Joy James, Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities, Williams College; Dr. Orisanmi Burton, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University; Dr. Kristen Wright, Humanities Scholars Program Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University; Zifeng Liu, Doctoral Candidate in Africana Studies, Cornell University; and Bam Willoughby, Doctoral Candidate in Africana Studies, Cornell University. The event will include Q&A from undergraduate students in the Humanities Scholars Program, followed by open discussion among scholars and attendees. This event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Scholars Program and the Africana Studies and Research Center.
The event is open to the public and is preceded by Dr. Joy James’ lecture on Thursday, November 19, from 6-7:30pm.
Registrants do not need to attend the 11/19 event in order to participate in this follow-up community discussion.
Registration in advance is recommended for both events. Registrants may attend one or the other, or both events (11/19 & 11/20) using the same Zoom webinar link.