ENGINEERED CONFLICT: SCHOOL CLOSINGS, PUBLIC HOUSING, LAW ENFORCEMENT
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June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A lecture by Dr. David Stovall.
This lecture seeks to help us understand the current connection between school closings, destruction of public housing and law enforcement strategies as a form of intentional state-sanctioned violence. Utilizing the theoretical constellation of Critical Race Theory, neoliberal urbanism, and anti-colonialism, Dr. Stovall challenges popularized notions of hyper-violent African-American youth through a discussion of state-based violence in the form of planned instability, and will speak to the work that local organizations are engaging to address concerns of increasing scarcity and displacement.
David StovallDavid Stovall, Ph.D. is Professor of African-American Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates three areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) the relationship between housing and education, and 3) the intersection of race, place and school. In the attempt … Read More ›