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A Conversation with Jenna Wortham

Date: May 4, 2020 Time: 5:00 pm  to  7:00 pm Jenna Wortham is a culture writer for the New York Times Magazine, cohost with Wesley Morris of the paper’s podcast ”Still Processing,” and co-editor of the forthcoming visual anthology Black Futures with Kimberly Drew. Wortham will discuss the ways black studies connects to everyday life […]

“Reversing Roe” Documentary Screening

Date: March 5, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm “Reversing Roe” looks at the state of abortion and women’s rights in the United States, through candid interviews with key figures from both sides of the issue. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Lauren Thaxton, Assistant Professor in the Department […]

Date: March 5, 2020 Time: 4:00 pm  to  5:00 pm University of Texas historian Daina Ramey Berry and Rutgers University historian Kali Nicole Gross will discuss their new book, A Black Women’s History of the United States. Berry, the Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History and Associate Dean for Graduate Education Transformation, is also […]

Date: March 3, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm Henry Louis Gates Jr. will speak on “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.” Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, is a filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, and cultural critic. He has […]

Date: March 3, 2020 Time: 3:30 pm  to  5:00 pm UCLA professor Shannon Speed will speak about her 2019 book Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, exploring the violence that indigenous women migrants from Central America and Mexico face. Speed taught at the University of Texas before joining the UCLA […]

Screening of “The River and the Wall”

Date: February 27, 2020 Time: 5:00 pm  to  9:00 pm The Georgetown Green Film Series will screen “The River and the Wall,” a film about one group’s travels along the U.S.–Mexico border by horse, mountain bike, and canoe. With both a political and environmental lens, the film addresses what the border means and how it […]

The Next Wave of Disinformation

Date: February 27, 2020 Time: 3:30 pm  to  4:30 pm Samuel Woolley, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas, will discuss his new book, The Reality Game: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth. Woolley explains how human-like automated voice systems, machine learning, “deepfake” AI-edited videos […]

“Set It Off” Film Screening and Discussion

Date: February 26, 2020 Time: 6:45 pm  to  10:00 pm The Sexism/Cinema Film Series will screen the 1996 movie “Set it Off,” which follows four female friends in Los Angeles who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery to achieve a better life for themselves and their families. A panel of University of Texas […]

Date: February 26, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will deliver a keynote in the William C. Powers, Jr. Speaker Series. She is the author of On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century. RSVP and […]

Date: February 23, 2020 Time: 12:30 pm  to  1:30 pm “Is There Any Hope for Universal Healthcare in the USA?” will begin with a 30-minute video from PBS Frontline’s “Sick Around the World,” describing four different types of healthcare systems in other developed countries. After a slide-presentation by Gaye Kopas, Austin co-chair of Health Care […]

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