Grief as Resistance: Racialized State Violence and the Politics of Black Motherhood in the Americas

Thursday, May 25
5:30 pm

School of Social Service Administration Lobby
969 E 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
 
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Join us for a transnational conversation with Black mothers who have lost children to state violence. Mother-activists from the US, Brazil, and Colombia share their struggles and strategies of resistance against police violence, mass incarceration, and the unrelenting injustices facing Black communities around the world.

Speakers:
Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland
Débora da Silva, Mães de Maio, Brazil
Railda Alves, Associação AMPARAR, Brazil
Maria Eugenia Velásquez, Mujeres de Bojayá, Colombia
María Ligia Castillo Cortés, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro, Colombia

Register by Tuesday, May 23

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, School of Social Service Administration, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, UChicago Urban