Racial Capitalism Symposium

03/29/2019 - 9:00am
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL 61801

View the full symposium schedule and details about the Racial Capitalism ColLab here.
View the presenter abstracts here.

Schedule for Friday, March 29 

9:30-11:00 am: Keynote Address: Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Grad Center, CUNY)
“What is the Racial in Racial Capitalism? Magic, Partition, Politics”

11:00-11:15 am: Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 pm: Carceral Geographies of Empire
Chair: Gilberto Rosas (UIUC)
Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas (UC-Davis), “California Racial Capitalism”
Marisol LeBrón (U of Texas, Austin), “Policing Solidarity: Race, Violence, and the Lessons of the University of Puerto Rico Strikes”

12:45-2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00-3:30 pm: Undermining Indigenous Sovereignty: Techniques of Wastelanding and Welfare Provision
Chair: Jenny Davis (UIUC)
Iyko Day (Mt Holyoke), “Settler Colonialism’s Hiroshima”
Alyosha Goldstein (U of New Mexico), “There for the Taking: Colonial Entitlement and the Relations of Reproduction

 3:30-3:40 pm: Coffee Break

3:40-6:00 pm: Film Screening: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
Discussion and Q&A: Moderated by Lee Gaines (Education Reporter, NPR) and Brian Jefferson (UIUC)