Nov 14 2019

Engineered Conflict: School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and The Future of Black Life

Institute for the Humanities Fellow Lecture

November 14, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

David Stovall Fellow Lecture Flyer


Stevenson Hall


Chicago, IL 60612, Chicago, IL 60612

The presentation “Engineered Conflict: School Closings, Public Housing, Law Enforcement and the Future of Black Life” interrogates white supremacy/racism in the form of state-sanctioned structural violence in Chicago. Through the creation of obstruction and failure at the government/administrative level, the city’s recent and historical maneuvers in education, housing and law enforcement operate as material and ideological sites for continued containment and marginalization of large groupings of African-American (Black) residents on the South and West sides of the city. By entering a conversation on structural violence, the presentation seeks to reframe the current moment in Chicago neighborhoods that are experiencing and resisting fracture, dispossession, marginalization and isolation.


Institute for the Humanities

Date posted

Nov 8, 2019

Date updated

Nov 8, 2019