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 Race Matters: Understaning a Global Crisis

From the Color Line to the Carceral State: Prisons, Policing, and Surveillance

Tue., October 27th, 2015 at The Humanities Institute at Stony Brook

1008 Humanities Building

 

Co-Sponsors and Working Partners

Department of History, Stony Brook University

Department of Africana Studies, Fairfield University

Department of Africana Studies, Stony Brook University

Humanities Institute at Stony Brook

Center for the Study of Working-Class Life

 

 Event Schedule (subject to change)

 

10:00-10:30 am                 Introduction and Welcome

Welcoming Remarks – Gary Marker , Chair, Department of History, Stony Brook University

Kathleen Wilson , Department of History and Director, Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University

 

Introduction and Opening - Robert T. Chase , Department of History, Stony Brook University

Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University

 

10:30 am-12:00 pm        Panel I: Historical Roots and Borders of the Carceral State

Pippa Holloway , Department of History, Middle Tennessee State University

“Testimonial Incapacity as a Collateral Consequence of Criminal Conviction in the 19th Century South” 

  Kelly Lytle Hernandez , Department of History, University of California Los Angeles

“Color Lines, Border Lines, and the Colonial Origins of the Carceral State”

Co-Discussants:

Jared Farmer , Department of History, Stony Brook University

Wilbur Miller , Department of History, Stony Brook University

 

12:00-1:00 pm          Lunch on your own

 

1:00-3:00 pm            Panel II: Constructing the Carceral State in the Post-Civil Rights Era

  Elizabeth Hinton , Department of Africana Studies, Harvard University

"Planning for Mass Incarceration: Prison Construction in the 1970s"

  Robert T. Chase , Department of History, Stony Brook University, SUNY

"Slaves of Carceral States and Horizontal State Building: Time, Space, and Place in the Construction of Mass Incarceration"

  Yohuru Williams , Dean, Fairfield University

“Between a Rock and Hard Place: The Failure of Delaware Prison Reform and the Birth of Modern Prisons, 1971-1990” 

Co-Discussants: Chris Sellers , Department of History,Stony Brook University

Dawn Harris , Department of Africana Studies, Stony Brook University                

        

3:00-3:20 pm           Coffee Break

 

3:20-3:30 pm            Mid-Conference and Reconvene – Remarks: Tracey Walters , Chair, Department of Africana Studies

 3:30-5:00 pm           Panel III: Rethinking Urban Violence and the War on Drugs During the Age of Mass Incarceration

  Heather Ann Thompson , Department of History, University of Michigan

“Rethinking Inner City Violence in the Age of Mass Incarceration”

Donna Murch , Department of History, Rutgers University

“The Fog of War: Punishment Campaigns Against Drugs, Gangs and Crime in the Late Twentieth Century U.S.”

 Co-Discussants: Nancy Tomes , Department of History, Stony Brook University

Paul Gootenberg , Department of History, Stony Brook University

 

5:00-5:10 pm        Conference Conclusions and Summation

Discussion Moderator: Robert Chase , Stony Brook University

 

5:10-5:30 pm            Break

 

5:30-7:30 pm            ROUNDTABLE: Confronting Carceral States: Activism & Working Towards Solutions - Then and Now.                  

Introductions: Robert T. Chase , Department of History, Stony Brook

"Theory and Practice in Social Movements," Michael Zweig , Director, Center for Working-Class Life and Department of Economics, Stony Brook University   

                           PANELISTS

Donna Lieberman , Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

  Joseph "Jazz" Hayden , former prisoner at Attica prison (organizer of Cell Block D prior to Attica uprising) and Director of The Campaign Against the New Jim Crow

Malia Lazu , Future Boston

  Dr. Jill Humphries , Legal Observer and Black Movement Law Project

Charles Coleman , EDGE NY, former Asst., DA, Kings Co. (Brooklyn)

  Discussant and Moderator: Zebulon Miletsky, Department of Africana Studies, Stony Brook University

 

7:30-8:15 pm         Reception

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