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Ruha Benjamin and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor named Freedom Scholars

Ruha Benjamin, associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies, have been named among the first cohort of Freedom Scholars, an initiative supporting progressive academics who are at the forefront…

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Policing without the Police, July 8, 2020

To register, click here. With calls for “defunding police” on the rise, invisible, tech-mediated surveillance continues to penetrate every area of our lives – workplaces, schools, hospitals, and of course policing itself. How does this relate to a longer history…

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Remembering Black Lives through the Arts, June 13, 2020

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Art in the Age of Mass Incarcertion, May 13, 2020

  At 6 pm on May 13, Nicole Fleetwood and Ruha Benjamin will be in conversation through Labyrinth and the Library Live-Streaming about Fleetwood’s new book, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, “a powerful document of the…

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Black Skin, White Masks: Racism, Vulnerability & Refuting Black Pathology

Professor Ruha Benjamin shifts the discussion of the intersection of race and the current pandemic “to focus on the kind of transformation that has to happen, that IS happening, at the level of our social consciousness, where anti-blackness is so…

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