25 Years

The Precarious Life of Black Bodies in the Age of Ferguson, Part II: Everyday Policing in Communities of Color in Minnesota and Beyond

Date: 
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:30pm
Event Location: 
1210 Heller Hall

Dr. Rose Brewer, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of African American & African Studies 

with Dr. Nancy Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology & Critical Studies of Race & Ethnicity, St. Catherine University

Abstract: A month after the shooting of Michael Brown in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, Dr. Rose Brewer kicked off this year’s ICGC Brown Bag Series by facilitating a discussion about how the militarization of the police in the age of Obama implicates us all. With the help of Dr. Nancy Heitzeg from St. Catherine University, Dr. Brewer helps us bring the 2014-15 academic year to a close by convening a University-wide Community Forum concerning the insidious, everyday ways structural racism continues to police communities of color in Minnesota and beyond. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.

[photo credit: Dread Scott, “I Am Not a Man”; performance still; 2009]