Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: #BlackLivesMatter in the Era of Trump

Location

Silver Maple Room
Davis Center, University of Vermont
Burlington , VT
Vermont
February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Keanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes on black politics, social movements and racial inequality in the US. She is an assistant professor in the African American Studies department at Princeton University.

In her recent book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, she offers a stirring and insightful analysis of historical and contemporary ravages of racism and persistence of structural inequality such as mass incarceration and Black unemployment. She argues that this new struggle against police violence holds the potential to reignite a broader push for Black liberation.

Sponsored by the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series

University of Vermont cosponsors: United Academics, Black Student Union, College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, English Department, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Geography Department, International Socialist Organization, Women of Color Coalition, Justice for Queer and Trans Students, Center for Cultural Pluralism

Off campus cosponsors: Black Lives Matter VT, Black Rose/ Rosa Negra Burlington, CCTV, Global Justice Ecology Project, Haymarket Books, Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans for Peace