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Live from the Ninth Floor—Black Lives and Reparative Justice Symposium

February 23 @ 10:40 am - 12:00 pm PST

Live From the Ninth Floor presents Christopher Harris -Black Grammar: Repertoires of Abolition’s Future, Present, and Past

About this event

Presenting the vast and diverse scholarly repertoires of contemporary Black Studies, Live from the Ninth Floor Spring 2022 will foster conversations with visiting scholars on processes of racialization, Black diasporic life, Black death, transformative justice and the limits and possibilities of resistance and repair.

Speaker: Christopher Harris

Presentation Title: Black Grammar: Repertoires of Abolition’s Future, Present, and Past

Christopher Paul Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. His first book, To Build a Black Future: Blackness and Social Movement in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press.

Funding for this event was provided by a grant from the Office for the Advancement of Research at John Jay College as well as support from John Jay College’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, Student Council, and the Departments of Africana Studies, Anthropology, and Political Science.


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