Race at Boiling Point: The Fire This Time

Jun 5, 2020 / 1:00 pm
UC Irvine


The nation and the world are bearing witness to yet another spate of police violence against Black people. Heavily armored vehicles roll through city streets. The long-historical fissures of American life and justice are now nakedly visible. This is an urgent moment, one that calls for resolve, thought, and action.

On Friday, June 5, at 1:00 pm PST, UCHRI hosted Race at Boiling Point: The Fire This Time, a conversation with Angela Y. Davis (Emerita, UC Santa Cruz), Herman Gray (Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz), Gaye Theresa Johnson (UC Los Angeles), Robin D. G. Kelley (UC Los Angeles), and Josh Kun (University of Southern California). 

In the background:

Teri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, Waiting Game

Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics”; Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness across the Disciplines

DJ D-Nice, Club Quarantine

Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

Ross Gay, “A Small Needful Act

Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks

Stuart Hall, Policing the Crisis: Mugging, the State, and Law & Order; Selected Political Writings: The Great Moving Right Show and Other Essays

June Jordan, Directed by Desire: Collected Poems; Some of Us Did Not Die: New & Selected Essays

Josh Kun, “Could Music Companies Help Black Artists by Adjusting Old Record Deals?

Richard Misrach, Border Cantos

Barbara Ransby, Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

Allissa V Richardson, Bearing Witness while Black: African Americans, Smartphones, & the New Protest #Journalism; “Why Cellphone Videos of Black People’s Deaths Should be Considered Sacred, Like Lynching Photographs

Cedric Robinson, Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition; On Racial Capitalism, Black Internationalism, and Cultures of Resistance

Arundhati Roy, “The Pandemic is a Portal

Cécile McLorin Salvant, Yolk

Damien Sojoyner, First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles