Humanities Forum

Rachel Ida Buff: The Current Migration Crisis

Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Based on historical research as well as on-site experience at the border, this talk examines the current “crisis” of asylum seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Race for Profit

Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Fine Arts Recital Hall

This talk uncovers how the push to uplift Black homeownership had descended into a goldmine for realtors and mortgage lenders, and a ready-made cudgel for the champions of deregulation to wield against government intervention.

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Miranda Fricker: When Being Believed Is Not Enough

Thursday, April 2, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Miranda Fricker will explore the main forms of epistemic injustices through a discussion of contemporary campaigning work by the sculptor Doris Salcedo and the Network of Women Victims and Professionals in Colombia. She will introduce a new kind of epistemic injustice, or vice, that she has labeled “inferential inertia”.

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Allison K. Lange: Images and the Fight for Women’s Voting Rights in the US

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this 100th year of the 19th Amendment, Allison K. Lange explores how suffragists pioneered one of the first extensive visual campaigns in modern American history and how pictures, from early engravings and photographs to colorful posters, proved central to suffragists’ efforts to change expectations for women, fighting back against the accepted norms of their times.

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore: Making Abolition Geographies

Thursday, April 30, 2020
5:30 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This talk explores how visions of abolition guide and connect organizing across a range of social justice struggles. The examples highlight environmental justice, public sector labor unions, farm workers, undocumented households, criminalized youth, and community-based approaches to prevent and resolve gender and interpersonal violence.

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Jessica Berman: Sounding Global

Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Jessica Berman explores the connections between radio and literary modernism in the Global South during the mid-twentieth century.

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