1800 and more: Mourning the Needy Dead in the Chaos of Protest - Graduate Conference
What is our response to the fact of premature black death?
The recent string of police murders has renewed not only an active conversation about race, racism and racialized disparities, but has also sparked a new era of civil disobedience.
The story of one’s life doesn’t end with their death. Collective mourning raises communities, if even for a moment, enabling them to tell stories and connect the personal with the political. Since Mike Brown’s shooting death, activists, organizers, and everyday people from across the country have come together to mourn the dead, to protest police brutality, and to organize for a new world. Black death matters.
From April 19th to April 21st, 2017 the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University sponsored a graduate conference comprised of intellectuals, artists & organizers working across different disciplines, mediums and movements to speak, represent, plan and demonstrate the precarity and possibility of black life in the United States and abroad.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Christina Sharpe, Michael Ralph, Tyler Davis, Emanuela Kucik, Samuel Ng, Joshua Bennett, Wind Dell Woods, Nyle Fort, Heath Pearson, Zhaleh Boyd, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Kessie Alexandre, Chloé Faux, Kevin Rigby Jr., Brandon Hunter, Joshua Guild, Aimee Meredith Cox, LaShaya Howie, Ingrid Norton, Brian Jones, Nijah Cunningham, Ahmad Greene-Hayes, Will Mosley, Jenn M. Jackson, Chaya Crowder, Mark Lewis Taylor, Shana Redmond, Matt Harris, Ruha Benjamin, Mikey Phillips, Mlondolozi Zondi, Naomi Murakawa, Adam Elliott-Cooper, Marcus Lee, Philip McHarris, Derecka Purnell, Imani Perry, Kimberly Bain, Leonard Curry, Jas Riley, Daniel Benjamin, Clint Smith, Mick Jenkins & Jamila Woods