This event concluded on June 25, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
When HBO series Watchmen premiered in October 2019, the show—a dramatically different take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s original comic book/graphic novel—was noted for its direct confrontation of racism in America. Systemic racism, police brutality, collective trauma, and vigilante justice are all central themes to the TV remix. In light of ongoing deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police, nationwide protests, and calls for...
This event concluded on June 9, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
Protests continue to sweep across the United States following the violent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and countless others at the hands of police. Join the Ash Center for a conversation with leading scholars and practitioners about the protests, their place in the long fight for social justice, and what they tell us about the state of democracy in America today.
Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS
Join us and the Women and Public Policy Program for a conversation with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Associate Professor of History at the New School; and Kinitra Brooks, Advancing Equity through Research Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard, Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Petrezla is currently writing a book about American fitness culture titled, Fit Nation: How America Embraced Exercise as the...
Join Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, for a discussion about the state of voting rights, including the restoration of voting rights for felons.
Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union at the Harvard Kennedy School.
JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street
Join the Institute of Politics, Ash Center, HKS Black Student Union, HKS Arts & Culture Caucus, IOP Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) for a public screening of Stranger Fruit, a documentary about the killing of Michael Brown, in Rubenstein 306a at 4:00 PM followed by a forum discussion featuring:
Benjamin Crump, Attorney for families of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Stephon Clark
Lezley McSpadden,Mother of Michael Brown
Jason Pollock, Documentary Filmmaker, Stranger Fruit
Jasmine RandAttorney for families of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin
Khalil Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Moderator
Ashley Spillane, Senior Advisor to the Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School, Roy and Lila Ash Student Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Moderator
Join the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy's Inequality and Social Policy program for a discussion with Maya Sen, Associate Professor, Harvard Kennedy School. This event is co-sponsored by the Race and American Politics series.
Race and American Politics is a multidisciplinary series of seminars and roundtable conversations led by ...
Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North
You are invited to join Nicole Hemmer, Assistant Professor in Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center; Shorenstein Center Fellow Tyler Bridges; and Saida Grundy, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Boston University, for a discussion entitled White Nationalism: Media and the Lessons from Charlottesville. The talk will be moderated by Karen Finney, a fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics and former Senior Advisor for Communications and Political Outreach and Senior Spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.... Read more about White Nationalism: Media and the Lessons from Charlottesville