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African and African American Studies Black History Month Lecture

Friday, February 15
6 – 7:30 p.m.
12th-Floor Lounge, Corrigan Conference Center, Lowenstein Center
Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St.
New York, NY 10023
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The Fordham University Department of African and African American Studies is pleased to present our annual Black History Month lecture by:

Prof. Ruth Wilson Gilmore, (CUNY Graduate Center)
“Meanwhile: Making Abolition Geography Happen”

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is a professor of earth & environmental sciences and American sudies at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has received many honors and awards, and has delivered invited lectures at universities and cultural institutions around the world. Among many publications, her prize-winning book is Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (2007). Current projects include a second edition of Golden Gulag, as well as several other book projects: Fatal Couplings: Essays on Motion, Racial Capitalism, and the Black Radical Tradition; and Big Things: Reconfigured Landscapes and the Infrastructure of Feeling. She is a member of the executive committee of the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and The Caribbean (IRADAC), and serves on the boards of many social justice, cultural, and scholarly formations in the U.S., Europe, and West Asia. She was a founding member of Critical Resistance, California Prison Moratorium Project, and other grassroots organizations.

FREE and open to the public; RSVP is strongly recommended.

This event is co-sponsored by:

Office of Chief Diversity Officer at Fordham
Department of History
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Department of Communication & Media Studies
Department of English
Department of Theology
American Studies Program
Latin American and Latino Studies Program
Women, Gender and Sexuality Program


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.