CRG's Thursday Forum Series
The Center for Race and Gender hosts the CRG Thursday Forum Series featuring presentations from faculty, fellows, and students on emerging research on race, gender, and their intersections. Forum presentations represent a broad landscape of ideas, topics, and disciplinary approaches, and are great opportunities to engage in discussions about new research or share scholarly work for community feedback.

Forums take place on Thursdays at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in the CRG Conference Room in 691 Barrows Hall, unless otherwise noted. Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments are served.


FALL 2019 FORUMS

THURS. 9/12
BOOK TALK: FEARING THE BLACK BODY
Author Sabrina Strings of UC Irvine discusses her new book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, with the Henderson Center’s Savala Trepczynski.

THURS. 10/10
SAVANNAH SHANGE AND THE BLACK/GIRLHOOD IMAGINARY
UC Santa Cruz anthropologist and author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, + Schooling in San Francisco, Savannah Shange in conversation with members of the Black/Girlhood Imaginary Working Group.

THURS. 10/17
AMPLIFYING MEMORY THROUGH MANY MINDS: PERFORMANCE AND CULTURAL BELONGINGS
Alutiiq choreographer and performer Tanya Lukin Linklater shares her work and discusses the museum as performance space with TDPS scholars Bélgica del Río and Jeni(f)fer Tamayo.

THURS. 10/24
CARCERAL (IM)MOBILITIES: ARCHITECTURES OF THE MIGRANT CAMP, THE REFUGEE CAMP, AND THE LABOR CAMP
Berkeley architectural historians Desiree Valadares, Laura Belik, and Heba Al-Najaba offer papers on camps in Brazil, Syria, and Canada to explore how camp “architectures” have operated to shape, detain, and enable forms of movement.

THURS. 11/7
WATER AND WAR: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN FLINT, DETROIT, AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Beth Rose Middleton Manning of UC Davis presents “Currents of Resistance: Water Quality/Quantity Struggles in Indigenous Northern California Homelands,” and Michael Mascarenhas of ESPM offers “Thirsty for Environmental Justice: Flint, Detroit, and the War over Michigan’s Water.”

THURS. 12/5
HOW I WRITE
Get inspired for end-of-the-term writing with reflections and advice from Christian Paiz, assistant professor of Ethnic Studies; Carolyn Smith,
UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow; and Rachel Lim, graduate student in Ethnic Studies.
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