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2020 Diaspora Lecture: Joe W. Trotter, Jr. – CANCELED

April 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Joe W. Trotter, Jr. will deliver the 2020 Diaspora Lecture and discuss his latest publication Workers on Arrival: Black Labor and the Making of America. From the ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the Black working class stands at the center of perceptions of social and racial conflict today. Journalists and public policy analysts often discuss the Black poor as “consumers” rather than “producers,” as “takers” rather than “givers,” and as “liabilities” instead of “assets.” In Workers on Arrival, Trotter refutes these perceptions by charting the black working class’s vast contributions to the making of America.

Joe William Trotter, Jr., is Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice and Founder and Director of the Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of Black Milwaukee and CoalClass, and Color and past President of the Labor and Working Class History Association.

Details

Date:
April 16, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

The Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Phone:
919-962-9001
Email:
stonecenter@unc.edu
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Venue

Stone Center