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Member Saturday: Black Liberation Today | Race, Resistance, and the Carceral State

January 16, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Saturday: Black Liberation Today | Race, Resistance, and the Carceral State

Members only. Registration required.

Nina Johnson, Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College, will lead a conversation about current movements – across the nation and globe – to end state sponsored racial violence and white supremacy. 

How do current movements fit into a long history of collective resistance? What patterns can we observe when studying these movements over time? In what ways have racial oppression and resistance against it evolved? Join us to discuss the current struggles for Black liberation and explore what freedom could mean and look like now, in the time of the carceral state.

Nina Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Program in Black Studies at Swarthmore College. Her research interests lie in the areas of inequality, politics, race, space, class, culture, stratification and mobility. Her current research is a multi-method study of the impacts of mass incarceration at the neighborhood level, which is complemented by her teaching in Urban Sociology, Race and Public Policy in State Correctional Institutions in Pennsylvania. Learn more about her here.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance.

This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224. Space is limited. 

Join us at 11:00 am on the third Saturday of every month for this special members-only program. Not a Member? Join today! Questions? Email us at [email protected]

“Big Crowd, Peaceful Protest in Des Moines” by Phil Roeder is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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