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On April 9, the Museum was honored to host a portion of the 1st Annual ASU Human Rights Film Festival, which was hosted by the School of Social Transformation, Justice, and Social Inquiry. The afternoon, which was organized by the School of Social Transformation in partnership with the Tempe Chapter of Amnesty International and the ASU Art Museum and featured the films Cointelpro 101 and The Response, was focused on the theme of Prisoner’s Rights and Militarization of Justice. Following the screening, Alan Eladio Gómez, Ph.D. Borderlands Scholar and Assistant Professor in ASU’s School of Justice and Social Inquiry, led a lively debate on the topics.
On April 12, the company Reentry and Preparedness, Inc. (REAP) held a board of directors and advisory board meeting. REAP is a non-profit organization committed to offering green career training, transition training, and mentorship to the families of reintegrators from prisons and jails. Carol Manetta, Executive Director of REAP, arranged the event as part of It’s not all black and white Open Bookings.
This To Be Welcoming course builds on the race course by focusing on racism and African American experiences in the United States. We look at how racism and prejudices impact people of African descent’s economic, social, and cultural interactions in the United States. We start with definitions of key words like Black and diaspora, then move on to a video module with faculty experts answering frequently asked questions. Following that, we provide insight by looking at how Blackness is used in the media, various social contexts, and policing. We wrap up with some ideas about how to start your own conversations about Black/African American bias and how to react appropriately.
Have you ever heard someone say things like “the only race is the human race,” “racism is a thing of the past,” “it’s racist to bring up racism,” “lying about racism brings attention to an issue that isn’t there,” “racism affects White people more than Black people,” or “racism would not be a problem if we all just looked at ourselves as human beings”?
The thought comes to mind as I consider an occurrence at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix on Friday evening. That’s when we’ll be able to reach Jeff Clements, an attorney and the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations. (His personal blog, which tends to be free of corporations, can be found here.)
“Corporations Are Not People, as the title implies. And Jeff Clements is the right person to ask. During his time as Massachusetts Attorney General, Clements was involved in a variety of lawsuits involving businesses eager to obtain all of a person’s rights without taking on all of a person’s responsibilities. Clements’ book is built on this premise: common sense combined with firsthand experience and in-depth analysis. It’s a clear observation on a complicated issue.”
Is there really nothing? Consider this: This is the Phoenix site of Changing Hands Bookstore, the one with the bar and easy access to Southern Rail Restaurant across the breezeway, the one in a building that formerly housed generations of lawyers who lunched at Beefeaters.
The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University is a multidisciplinary group of programs that offer degrees and certificates in African and African American studies, Asian Pacific American studies, social and cultural pedagogy, justice and social inquiry, and women and gender studies.
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The school, which was established in 2009, pioneers groundbreaking research methods that explore topics and questions in historical, social, and cultural contexts. As the country grapples with issues of diversity and social justice, the school is a central player in these debates. Our faculty members bring cutting-edge perspective and distinctive sensibilities to the media and society about some of the most talked-about social topics of our day, in addition to their experience in research and teaching. Dedicated faculty mentor students in the classroom, inspiring them to create creative solutions to social issues through teaching, study, and group engagement.