Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
- Date & Time
- December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
- Location Information
- LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester Symposium: Crisis Democracy
- Event Type
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, delivers the keynote lecture of the LSA Crisis Democracy symposium. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, take a wide look at black communities and reveal complexities, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for hope. In addition to his readings of early American philosophers and contemporary political scientists, Glaude turns to African American literature in his writing and teaching for insight into African American political life, religious thought, gender and class.
Crisis Democracy: Conversations on Politics in America encourages the university community to reflect on, interpret, and imagine the future of political participation, inclusion and expression. Conversations between academics and local organizers explore topics including: legal developments that affect citizen democratic participation, debates over free speech and safe spaces, and the shifting configurations of social movements.
This LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester event is presented with support from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office. Additional support provided by the Department of History and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.