The Chronicle of Higher Education
January 19th, 2015
Hundreds of scholars, activists, policy makers, and artists converged
late last week on the University of Arizona for a conference titled "Black Life Matters."
The conference, which was free and open to the public, attracted
scholars from 19 campuses nationwide. It was sponsored by the
university’s department of gender and women’s studies; Lehigh
University; The Feminist Wire; the Human Rights Campaign, which
advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and gender equity; and dozens of
academic departments and centers across the Tucson campus. It focused on
areas including racial disparities, the "criminalizing" of black
communities, sexuality, violence against women, and immigration.