Extraction, Disposability and Resistance: Black Ecologies Discussion 1
Wednesday, March 31, 2:30 AZ Time
Speakers: Jillean McCommons & Nico Westbrook in conversation, Dr. Justin Hosbey, Dr. Mako Fitts Ward, Marcus Akinlana, Dr. Sakena Scaggs-Young, Temar France
Hosted by: Alexis Young
The Texas Freedom Colonies Project - Womanist Placemaking Ecologies in African American Settlements
Wednesday, April 7, 2:30 AZ Time
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrea Roberts
Presented by: Dr. Rashad Shabazz
Extraction, Disposability and Resistance: Black Ecologies Discussion 2
Wednesday, April 14, 2:30 AZ Time
Speakers: Ebony N. Golden, Eva Dickerson & Emerald Rutledge in conversation, Dr. Hilda Lloréns, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Dr. Randi Gill-Sadler, Teona Williams
Hosted by: Leah Kaplan
Extraction, Disposability and Resistance: Black Ecologies Discussion 3
Wednesday, April 21, 2:30 AZ Time
Speakers: Dr. Danielle Purifoy, Huewayne Watson, Kamal Bell & Ajamu Amiri Dillahunt in conversation, Dr. Jarvis McInnis, Dr. Shamara Wyllie AlHassan, Dr. Wende Marshall & Kali Akuno in conversation
Hosted by: J.T. Roane
What Remains? Reflections on Memory, Nostalgia and the Ephemerality of Black Geographies
Wednesday, April 28, 2:30 AZ Time
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ashanté Reese
Presented by: Dr. Leslie Alexander
The initiative will partner with one or two Black artists working on these matters.
We hope to partner with a filmmaker whose work centers on Black ecologies topics.
The initiative will coordinate writing with Black Perspectives' ongoing series by the same title edited by Justin Hosbey, Leah Kaplan and J.T. Roane. We will explore forms of writing germane to Black cultural life that don’t get much spin in the academy but which remain significant.
We will bring the community together several times throughout the academic year to discuss Black ecologies and the different projects that the Black Ecologies Initiative will pursue.