Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – Thursday, April 27, 2023
With visiting Civic Engagement colleagues. Wed, April 26 at 8:45 am in the Faculty Dining Room
Kline, Faculty Dining Room 8:45 am – 9:45 am EDT/GMT-4
A talk and discussion on how Civic Engagement is implemented in other universities across OSUN and how involvement in civic engagement activities can improve the well-being of your students.
Breakfast included. Come at 8:30 to gather your breakfast!
Monday, April 24, 2023
Dr. Jill McCorkel, professor of sociology and criminology at Villanova University and the founder and executive director of the Philadelphia Justice Project for Women and Girls
Olin 102 5:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
Women are the fastest growing segment of virtually all sectors of the carceral system (jail, prison, parole, and probation). This is also the case at the back end of the system, among those serving extreme sentences of 50 years in prison or more. People serving these sentences refer to their experience as "death by incarceration" given that sentence length and statutory limitations and exclusions from parole eligibility guarantee that they will die in prison. The number of women serving these sentences has exponentially increased in recent decades. The vast majority are survivors of gender violence. Their criminal convictions are often directly or indirectly tied to their encounters with violence and abuse. In this talk, I'll discuss why and how this is happening and what we can and should be doing about it.
Philadelphia Justice Project for Women and Girls
Friday, April 7, 2023
Olin Humanities, Room 203 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT/GMT-4
This teach-in will not only uncover some histories of Russian oppression and colonial domination within Ukrainian context, but will also include a panel discussion where students from other post-soviet countries will share their experience with Russification and how it affects their daily life.
Since the event is during lunch time, a free meal and drinks will be provided.
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, April 7 in Olin 203!
Friday, February 10, 2023
Webinar talk by Danielle Purifoy
Online Event 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST/GMT-5
This talk examines how the contemporary timber industry reproduces plantation power. It explores the “remote control” of land — such as absentee land ownership, Black family land grabs, new markets for energy, and legal regimes designed to “devalue” common property in favor of individual ownership and profit. Multi-generation Black homeplaces and communities, rooted in alternative modes of land relations, sustain themselves despite the friction between the economic interests of racial capitalism and the ecological interests of long-standing forest interdependence. With the further concentration of forestland ownership and local divestment throughout the Alabama Black Belt and the US South, the reciprocal traditions of Black forest ecologies represent modes of land relation and intervention that are necessary for livable futures.
The CHRA Talk & Book Series celebrates critical voices working at the intersection of Human Rights and the Arts. Each year, we invite inspiring artists and activists from around the globe to share their practice or discuss their research. Each public talk is followed by a moderated discussion, and both are subsequently edited and published in a collected volume.