Haverford Associate Professor J. Reid (Jerry) Miller is scheduled to appear at University of California, Berkeley on Friday, October 5.
Beginning at 7:00pm at Berkeley's Sibley Auditorium, Prof. Miller will be joining in a discussion with famed political activist, author, and scholar Dr. Angela Y. Davis. They will be discussing the criminalization of racialized bodies and Dr. Miller's recent book Stain Removal: Ethics and Race (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Dr. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, is celebrated for her political activisim and work in academia.
"Angela Davis is the author of eight books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” She has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent books are Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is now completing a book on Prisons and American History." - SpeakOutNow.org
Dr. Miller is heralded for his most recent publication Stain Removal: Ethics and Race.
"With uncommon brilliance and humor, Stain Removal decimates liberal fantasies of unmarked reciprocity: that we might be evaluated for the content of our character, that we all begin as innocent subjects, that race is prior to judgment, and that ethics is prior to value. Instead, Miller argues that race and ethics cannot be separated, and neither term will cede to the other. This tour de force brings critical race theory and philosophy together without the possibility of divorce." - David L. Eng, University of Pennsylvania
We invite all west coast Haverford alumni to this event, which is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30.