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Racial Equity & Human Rights: Historical Perspectives on AntiBlack Violence and Visions for the Future

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UI Center for Human Rights
129 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52242

Wednesday, June 24 at noon, professors and historians Dr. Simon Balto and Dr. Ashley Howard will discuss the history of violence against the black community and how to move forward. The event will be moderated by Dr. Jo Butterfield, UICHR staff member and Adjunct Professor in the UI Department of History. 



Join us as: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95547811008 



No need to register in advance. 



 



About the speakers



Simon Balto teaches, researches, and writes about African American history in the United States. His first book, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), explores the development of a police system in Chicago’s Black neighborhoods that over the course of the mid-twentieth century became simultaneously brutally repressive and neglectful. His writing has also appeared in TIME magazine, The Washington Post, The Progressive, the Journal of African American History, Labor, and numerous other popular and scholarly outlets.



Ashley Howard received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois. She joins the University of Iowa faculty in fall 2019 coming from Loyola University, New Orleans. Her research interests include African Americans in the Midwest; the intersection between race, class, and gender; and the global history of racial violence. Her manuscript Prairie Fires: Class, Gender, and Regional Intersections in the 1960s Urban Rebellions analyzes the 1960s urban rebellions in the Midwest, grounded in the way race, class, gender, and region played critical and overlapping roles in defining resistance to racialized oppression. Dr. Howard's work has appeared in Real News Network, The Black Scholar, NoJargon podcast, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her 'Then the Burnings Began" article is the winner of the 2018 James L. Sellers Memorial Prize.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Colleen Opal in advance at 13193353900 or colleen-opal@uiowa.edu.