A virtual panel discussion offering a brief general history of the Ottoman Genocide of its Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek citizens, as well as the ongoing impacts of genocide denial. The issue of reparations and its import for the pursuit of justice will be addressed and related to other cases of mass human rights violations and the use of transitional justice.
This interactive keynote will discuss how we can shift our punitive culture towards a culture of healing-centered accountability. We will look at the limitations imposed on us through urgency culture, and what tools restorative justice and transformative justice offer our communities.
The Hampshire College Dance Program, Theatre Program, and the Ethics and the Common Good Project host a series of artist talks featuring visionary choreographers, theater makers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the United States who activate the intersections between embodied performance and site-based practices.
Monday, November 12th at 5:30pm, FPH Main Lecture Hall
Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist. She has co-edited two anthologies including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collection Scars/Stars, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.
Thursday, November 8th from 4-6pm, Robert Crown Center
Join our intergenerational panel of brilliant political strategists Rukia Lumumba, Dr. Safiya Omari, and Charles Taylor as they discuss the history of organizing for economic democracy, Black self-determination, and political transformation in Jackson, Mississippi and beyond.