Lecture by Eve L. Ewing

Thursday, March 2nd, 4pm-5:30pm with reception to follow, 5733 S University Ave, 1st Floor

In this talk, excerpted from a forthcoming book project, Ewing argues that regimes of discipline and punishment in schools are both built upon, and reinforcing of, anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racial projects and colonial violences. The premise that Black people and Native people have unruly bodies– and that in order for the social world to function, it is necessary to impose control upon those bodies above and beyond what would be considered necessary for a human being– serves as an axiomatic principle that extends from the carceral state into the classroom, blurring the bounds between them.

Content warning: This talk contains descriptions of violence and harm enacted against vulnerable people, including youth.