Topic: civil rights

Kimberlé Crenshaw, who is known for coining the term intersectionality and for developing Critical Race Theory, spoke about her history of advocacy in a lecture Monday night.

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Revolutionary thinker Kimberlé Crenshaw describes life as activist

November 5, 2019 0 comments

Kimberlé Crenshaw was only nine years old when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in April 1968.

The ACLU of Rhode Island brought together journalists and other experts in a discussion on freedom of the press in today’s political climate and under the Trump administration.

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Journalists advocate for freedom of speech

March 15, 2019 0 comments

“If I were writing a lede here, it would be that the Trump administration has shown a blatant disrespect and disregard for civil liberties, which has reverberated around the globe,” said Karen Bordeleau, president of the New England First Amendment Coalition and former executive editor of The Providence Journal.

Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

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Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

February 25, 2019 0 comments

It’s Black History Month. Every February is dedicated to appreciating the history of black people in the United States. Superficially, people recognize the significance of this month of remembrance; when presented with the statement “Black History Month is important” many would agree.

Professor of Philosophy Lewis Gordon (left) and Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies R.A. Judy (right) reflected on 1968 at an event Friday.

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Symposium examines, reflects on activism of 1968

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, the Department of Africana Studies held a two-day symposium to examine the legacy of political activism that took place around the world during 1968, including the black student walkout that occurred at Brown fifty years ago.

CSSJ hosts civil rights education program

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CSSJ hosts civil rights education program

February 15, 2017 0 comments

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers MA’16 grew up hearing her grandparents talk about life in South Carolina under Jim Crow.