"Violence, Resistance, and Identity Politics from Ferguson to Paris"
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
The Muslim Studies Program presents their Contexts of Freedom Series. This panel discussion is titled "Violence, Resistance, and Identity Politics from Ferguson to Paris."
Drawing from recent events of violence and resistance in the US and France (Ferguson and Charlie Hebdo), MSU and UM-Dearborn scholars lead a roundtable dialogue around the comparative and global contexts of freedom. They discuss racial bias in police brutality, social resistance to racial violence, and state repression in various cities in the US, as well as the rarely discussed and examined racialized subtexts of the Charlie Hebdo incidence in Paris. Roundtable panelists will examine the larger context of racial inequality (economic, political, social, and cultural) mediated by identity politics in multicultural and diasporic societies in global contexts.
Panelists: Yael Aronoff, Lisa Biggs, Jennifer Cobbina, Kenneth Harrow, Austin Jackson, Ahmad Rahman, and Chezare Warren
Moderator: R. Kiki Edozie
Sponsored by African American and African Studies; Asian Studies Center; Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; Department of English; Department of Religious Studies; Department of Romance and Classical Studies; Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities; James Madison College; Jewish Studies Program; Muslim Studies Program; and Peace and Justice Studies