BlackLivesMatter in the Trump Era: by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor @ UCSD Atkinson Hall, La Jolla [1 June]

BlackLivesMatter in the Trump Era: by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

18:00 - 20:30

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UCSD Atkinson Hall
La Jolla, California 92093
Join us for a special lecture in the Challenging Conversations series, hosted in part by the Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH) at UC San Diego.

This event will feature guest speaker Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor in African American Studies at Princeton University, and author of the book «From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation». Taylor will lecture on the subject of the book, which surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistent structural inequality, including mass incarceration, housing discrimination, police violence, and unemployment.

The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session, and reception where copies of the book will be available for purchase.

— **This event is sponsored by the UC San Diego Institute of Arts & Humanities (IAH), functioning under the UC San Diego Division of Arts & Humanities, alongside the Black Studies Project, Southern California Urban Group, Consortium for Black Studies in California, and the African American Studies Minor at UC San Diego. The IAH was established in fall 2016 to encourage conversations across borders of time, place, culture and discipline.**
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, published by Haymarket Books in January 2016. Taylor is the recipient of the 2016 Cultural Freedom Especially Notable Book Award from the Lannan Foundation. Taylor’s interests are broadly in the fields of race and public policy, Black politics and racial inequality in the United States. She is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Taylor’s writing has been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, The New Republic, AlJazeera America, Jacobin, In These Times, New Politics, The International Socialist Review and other publications. She is currently writing a book titled Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis in the 1970s, under contract with the University of North Carolina Press in their Justice, Power and Politics series. Taylor received her PhD in African American Studies at Northwestern University in 2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor in African American Studies at Princeton University.
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