Race and public policy expert Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor to discuss “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation,” April 19, 2016

Race and public policy expert Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor to discuss “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation” on Tuesday, April 19, 5:00pm in Taylor Hall, room 102. This event is free and open to the public.

Across the United States and beyond, young Black activists have taken to the streets to demand an end to police brutality and racial discrimination. Yet the movement faces challenges as it seeks to advance its goals. In this talk, Yamahtta-Taylor will bring together a class-based analysis with a deep understanding of racial dynamics to shed light on the future of the movement.

An associate professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Yamahtta-Taylor studies race and public policy, specifically as it relates to American housing policies. Yamahhta-Taylor is currently working on a manuscript about the federal government's promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s. Yamahtta-Taylor also studies Black politics, the Black radical tradition, and social movements in the United States. .

Sponsored by the Program in Africana Studies with co-sponsorship from the  Department of Political Science, the Dialogue and Engagement Across Difference Fund, and the Latin American and Latin@ Studies Program.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, April 5, 2016