"'Every Day Seems Like Murder Here': Why Ida B. Wells Matters Now"

More than a century ago, Ida B. Wells argued that lynching constituted a public
display of power that was not so much a consequence of white supremacist impunity as the producer of it. The words that she wrote then have never been more relevant than they are today. In the age of #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName, the ideas and arguments of Ida B. wells pervade the energy and activism of masses in motion claiming that police killings of unarmed Black civilians are not simply utilitarian deaths, but rather expressive deaths designed to suppress and silence an entire people.

Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Arts & Letters, Room 103 2315 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

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