A smile graced every face in Pleasant Hope Baptist Church on a recent Sunday morning. RIC Director Nathan Connolly and RIC postdoctoral fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones presented a commemorative check to the church’s dance ministry, Angels of Praise. Drs. Connolly and Blanks Jones announced that support secured under “Inheritance Baltimore,” RIC’s grant-sponsored project, will fund a group trip to Liberia this December.
RIC seeks two graduate students to support the 200 Years of Returns project in Liberia this December. All trip expenses will be paid, and research assistants will receive an additional grant of $500. Application review begins October 1.
The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship is pleased to host a roundtable to kick off the 2022–2023 academic year. Titled “A Department of Reparations?” the roundtable will feature Lisa Lowe (Yale) and Adom Getachew (U Chicago), in conversation with RIC Director Nathan Connolly and Joyce Wang (JHU ’22). It will take place on Tuesday, September 13, from 7pm to 9pm.
During the uprisings around the United States and beyond following the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, like many scholars of policing, Dr. Stuart Schrader, associate director of JHU’s Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, felt the need to historicize and contextualize the police response to these protest events. Now, almost exactly two years later, a new special double issue of the journal Small Wars and Insurgencies has been published under Schrader’s editorial leadership.
Dr. Jack Norton, Senior Research Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, will give a talk titled “Why Is Mass Incarceration Booming in the Rural U.S.?” on Thursday, March 10, 5pm-6:30pm, in Gilman 50. Norton will also speak to JHU PhD students as part of the Provost’s Professional Development Innovation Initiative on Friday, March 11, 11am-12:30pm, in Mergenthaler 266.
The first Ritual of Remembrance, co-organized by RIC Postdoctoral Fellow Jasmine Blanks Jones and Inheritance Baltimore Community Arts Fellow Jeneanne Collins, received excellent media coverage.
Join us for the first Ritual of Remembrance, January 21, 2022, outside the Homewood Museum. This community gathering will highlight new research findings about the enslaved people who lived on the site of the Homewood campus and honor the legacy of Black labor in building the institutions of today.
RIC is thrilled to announce another panel discussion building on its semester-long theme of Black-Asian solidarities. Titled “Art, Power, Politics: Bridging Divides in Baltimore City,” the discussion will feature three local Baltimore artist-activists. It will take place in Hodson Hall 210 on Thursday, November 11, 5pm to 6:30pm.
Co-sponsored by RIC and the SNF Agora Institute, Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence (CRAAV) is a new initiative that is hosting a series of talks and panels this fall. Among the speakers are Kandice Chuh on October 27 and Dylan Rodriguez on December 1. All talks will take place on Wednesdays, from 4pm to 6pm.
The Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at JHU is thrilled to announce its inaugural Graduate Student Symposium, to be held on Monday, December 6, 2021. The theme for this first symposium is Entanglements and Solidarities.