Racial Capitalism Symposium

03/30/2019 - 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 Saturday, March 30

9:30-11:00 am: Keynote Address, Michael Dawson (U of Chicago)
“Race, Capitalism & the Current Crisis:  Conundrums for Those Who Envisage a Socialist Future”

11:00-11:15 am: Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 pm: Racial Legacies of Debt, Development and Investment
Chair: Susan Koshy (UIUC)
Cheryl Harris (UC-Los Angeles), “Debt, Development and Dispossession: Afterlives of Slavery”
Kimberly Kay Hoang (U of Chicago), In Search of the Next "El Dorado": Mining for Capital in a Frontier Market with Colonial Legacies

12:45-2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00-3:30 pm: Racial Capitalism and Differential Rights
Chair: Jodi Byrd (UIUC)
Jodi Melamed (Marquette U) and Chandan Reddy (U of Washington), “Administrating Today’s Racial Capitalism Through Differential Rights”
Lisa Cacho (UIUC), “‘She Was Only Trying to Save Her Life’: Disempowered by Self-Defense”

3:30-3:45 pm: Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 pm: Racial Capitalism Now: A Conversation with Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Michael Dawson
Moderators: Brian Jefferson (UIUC) and Jodi Melamed (Marquette)