Ray Warren Symposium Keynote: Prison Abolitionist Imagination
Date: 7:00pm PST November 14, 2019 Location: Council Chamber
Jackie Wang is a black studies scholar, poet, multimedia artist, and PhD candidate in African and African American Studies and History at Harvard University, specializing in race and the political economy of prisons and police in the US. She recently published a book titled Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e)/MIT Press) on the racial, economic, political, legal, and technological dimensions of the US carceral state. Her interest in this topic is rooted in her experience of having an imprisoned brother who was sentenced to juvenile life without parole as a teenager. She is the recent recipient of a fellowship at the Schlesinger Library, where she conducted research on the life and legacy of Angela Davis. She has also published a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, and a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb (Capricious).
Welcoming remarks and introductions by RWS co-chairs Anaïs Isiria Gurrola, L&C ’19, and JahAsia Jacobs, L&C ’20