Black Bodies, Social Justice, and the Archive

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Space 2435 North Quad

The Institute for the Humanities and UMSI will host an open seminar on the relationships between the new concepts of the archive and the advancement of social justice causes in the United States. 

Social progress in addressing structural and overt racism, police brutality, and inequitable incarceration requires a critical interrogation of what an archive is, where it lives or dies, and how it should persist and be used. The day-long seminar will bring together a group of junior scholars from around the country to illuminate and address contemporary social justice challenges.  

Funding for the event is provided by the UMSI Diversity Committee.

The event is free and open to the public.