Post-Race? Trayvon and Racial Violence in the 21st Century

Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 12:30pm

Event Info


UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd.





Chicago Public Media - WBEZ 91.5FM

The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council

The UIC Social Justice Initiative

The shooting of Trayvon Martin has prompted weeks of public protest. What does this fatal shooting -- and the multi-faceted responses of Americans -- reflect about the politics of race  and racial violence in the 21st century? How can we decriminalize Black youth in America? What is the conversation on race that we should be having?

This event is taking place as part of WBEZ's Global Activism Expo 2012, which gathers literally hundreds of Chicago-area global activists - all featured guests of Worldview's Global Activism Series - each providing ways you can immediately get involved and join their efforts.

Panelists will include:

Gary Younge, journalist for The Nation and The Guardian and author of Who We Are: And Should It Matter in the 21st Century

Kevin Coval, poet, co-founder of Louder Than A Bomb teen poetry festival, and author of L-Vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems

David Stovall, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African American History at UIC and volunteer social studies teacher at the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School of Social Justice High School

Alice Kim, director of The Public Square