Gender, Race, and Ferguson: A Panel Discussion

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:30pm

Gender, Race, and Ferguson: A Panel Discussion

Moderator: Kathy Brown, History

Breanna Moore, University of Pennsylvania
Sabrina Sample, Temple University
Taylor Blackstone, Black Lives Matter, Philadelphia
Prof. Vivian Gadsden, GSE
Prof. Salamishah Tillet, English
Prof. Herman Beavers, English
Prof. Daniel Gillion, Political Science

DATE: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
TIME: 4:30pm

So much of the media coverage of police violence directed at African-Americans has focused on men: white male policemen and their young black male victims. Where do African American women fit in to this disturbing and dangerous pattern of violence? How can we complicate our analysis of the events at Ferguson and our ongoing political engagement to include the experience of African American women? What can the events in Ferguson and elsewhere around the United States teach us about gender, more broadly, and manhood more specifically? How does Ferguson reveal the implicatedness of gender in   racial oppression and conflict?

Sponsored by GSWS, co-sponsored by Africana Studies