[Blackstudies-l] Geneseo Events--Jan. 16, Jan. 18

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Sat Jan 14 15:54:29 EST 2017


Hello all,

There are two events this week of interest to the Black Studies Community. Please spread the word.

1. Jan. 16, 10am: Professor Justin Behrend, The Long History of Civil Rights Activism for King Commemoration
This talk will examine the historical roots of the civil rights movement and show how the struggle for racial equality dates back to the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In both the 1860s and in the 1960s, ordinary people protested systemic inequalities and challenged the country to live up to its ideals of freedom and equality. Despite these similarities, only the movement in the 1960s produced lasting change in American law and culture. Understanding why activism is more effective at different times can help us to better focus our current efforts to address racial injustices and social disparities.
2. Jan. 18, 2017: 2:30-3:45: Union Ballroom "Democracy, Justice, and the Implications of the 2016 Election

A panel including: 

Amanda Roth, Philosophy Department and Women’s and Gender Studies, on LGBTQ issues

Scott Giorgis, Geological Sciences Department, on The EPA, Environmental Legislation, and Climate Change

Joe Cope, History Department, on The Politics of Fear in a Global Age

Justin Behrend, History Department and Black Studies, and Emilye Crosby, History Department and Black Studies, on Black Votes Matter from Reconstruction to the Present

Emilye Crosby
Professor of History
Coordinator of Black Studies
crosby at geneseo.edu
Sturges Hall 13L
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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