Nov 14 2019

CLJ Professor David Stovall is Giving a UIC Humanities Institute Talk on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM:

Institute for Humanities Fellows Lectures

November 14, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dr. Stovall


Stevenson Hall


701 South Morgan, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60607

The presentation “Engineered Conflict:  School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life” interrogates white supremacy/racism in the form of state-sanctioned structural violence in Chicago.  Through the creation of obstruction and failure at the government/administrative level, the city’s recent and historical maneuvers in education, housing and law enforcement operate as material and ideological sites for continued containment and marginalization of large groupings of African-American (Black) residents on the South and West sides of the city.  By entering a conversation on structural violence, the presentation seeks to reframe the current moment in Chicago neighborhoods that are experiencing and resisting fracture, dispossession, marginalization and isolation.

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Date posted

Nov 8, 2019

Date updated

Nov 8, 2019