Land Hall in Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Title: "Yon Don't Stand By and Let People Get Hurt: Armed Antifascism after Charlottesville."
Joined in conversation by historians Vincent Brown, Timothy McCarthy, and Lisa McGirr. What does this time of escalating political discord demand of us—our ethics, our social selves, and our bodies? How can communities protect themselves from racist terror when the state is indifferent or hostile? From the perspective of his experiences with Redneck Revolt in Charlottesville, VA, and Durham, NC, anthropologist Dwayne Dixon discusses armed self-defense and the need for a...
Title: Fire in the Streets: The Rebellions of '67 Revisited
Fifty years ago, between April and September 1967, an astounding 164 African American-led rebellions shook US cities large and small. The long hot summer of ’67 constitutes one of the most significant insurrections in twentieth-century America, a moment in which the struggle for Black liberation reached an apogee, articulating itself with such force and clarity that it would forever change the fate of US cities, as well as the national discourse on race. This lecture focuses on the...
Postdoctoral Fellows Melissa Castillo-Garsow, Christopher Clements, Tejasvi Nagaraja, and Juliet Nebolon will offer brief presentations of their work, and participate in a discussion of Global American Studies.
Melissa Castillo-Garsow: “A Mexican State of Mind: New York City and the New Borderlands of Culture”
Christopher Clements: “Akwesasne: Settler Colonialism and Everyday Life on the Northern Border”
Tejasvi Nagaraja: “Soldiers of the American Dream: War Work, Jim Crow and Popular Movements Amidst Global Militarization”