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RIC Theme 2020–2022: Freedom Education

The inequities of the COVID-19 quarantine and the continued murder of black people by their government(s) offers somber reminder that education alone will not solve the braided ills of discrimination, displacement, and economic exploitation. More than mere education, we need education with freedom as an explicit end in mind.

Panel: The Future of Education in Prison, 10/22

“The Future of Education in Prison” from 6pm to 7:30pm via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, moderated by Dr. Vesla Weaver. Please register for this panel here. (If you are a JHU graduate student, use this link.) You will receive a Zoom link in advance via e-mail. The public panel, “The Future of Education in Prison,” will feature Jessica […]

RIC Awarded Professional Development Innovation Grant for Careers in Criminal Punishment Reform

As reported by The Hub, “Johns Hopkins has awarded nearly $1 million in funding to 37 programs dedicated to supporting the professional development of PhD students. Administered by the Office of the Provost at Johns Hopkins and overseen by Nancy Kass, vice provost for graduate and professional education, the PhD Professional Development Innovation Initiative will […]

Pedagogy Workshop: How to Teach about Racism, Sexism, and White Supremacy (CANCELED)

CANCELED! March 12, 2020 12:15pm-1:45pm Mergenthaler 366 Jared Hickman, Department of English Nathan Connolly, Department of History Hosted by experienced faculty, this graduate student workshop explores strategies for teaching most effectively the history and workings of racism, sexism, and their joint expression in the workings of white supremacy.  We’ll discuss strategies for course design, reading […]

Lecture: A Tale of Two Letters, 1/29

A Tale of Two Letters: Toward an Understanding of Retrenchment, Immigration, and Citizenship Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:00pm to 6:30pm, with reception to follow Glass Pavilion N. D. B. Connolly Director, Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, JHU Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History, JHU Informed by the civic and scholarly mission of JHU’s […]

Call for Papers: RIC Annual Graduate Student Conference, April 17-18, 2020

Call for Papers The Johns Hopkins University Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship Ninth Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Retrenchment // Entrenchment: Exclusion in a Time of ‘Crisis’ April 17-18, 2020, Baltimore, MD 2019 saw mass protests break out across the globe in countries like Chile, France, Haiti, and Lebanon. This widespread mobilization has responded […]

Panel Discussion: Racism, Immigration, and Populism in the Americas

Monday, October 14, 2019, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Hodson 213 Discussants: Thea Riofrancos, Providence College George Ciccariello-Maher, Decolonizing Humanities Project, College of William & Mary Moderator: B´ecquer Se´guin, JHU This panel discussion will map debates around populism in the Americas, while also centering racism and immigration as core themes in the discussion. Co-sponsored by: Latin America […]

“Rigged” Documentary Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 7:00pm to 10:00pm Hodson 210 RIGGED takes a rigorous look at voter suppression and sparks discussion on the actions needed to protect our democracy. Shot principally during the 2016 election,  tracks a systematic, decade-long effort to suppress votes at scale and reverse the growing demographic tide of new, young, non-white voters […]