Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Scholars and Activists Speak Out About Why ‘Black Life Matters’

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.

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