Complete by Sunday, November 29, 11:30 p.m., 
Online Workshop (Asynchronous)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH, SEL

Speakers: Simon Balto and Dr. Ashley Howard 

Wednesday, June 24 at noon, professors and historians Dr. Simon Balto and Dr. Ashley Howard will discuss the history of violence against the black community and how to move forward. The event will be moderated by Dr. Jo Butterfield, UICHR staff member and Adjunct Professor in the UI Department of History. 

Please look below the video for resources recommended by the speakers. 

Simon Balto teaches, researches, and writes about African American history in the United States. His first book, Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), explores the development of a police system in Chicago’s Black neighborhoods that over the course of the mid-twentieth century became simultaneously brutally repressive and neglectful. His writing has also appeared in TIME magazine, The Washington Post, The Progressive, the Journal of African American History, Labor, and numerous other popular and scholarly outlets.

Ashley Howard received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois. She joins the University of Iowa faculty in fall 2019 coming from Loyola University, New Orleans. Her research interests include African Americans in the Midwest; the intersection between race, class, and gender; and the global history of racial violence. Her manuscript Prairie Fires: Class, Gender, and Regional Intersections in the 1960s Urban Rebellions analyzes the 1960s urban rebellions in the Midwest, grounded in the way race, class, gender, and region played critical and overlapping roles in defining resistance to racialized oppression. Dr. Howard's work has appeared in Real News Network, The Black Scholar, NoJargon podcast, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her 'Then the Burnings Began" article is the winner of the 2018 James L. Sellers Memorial Prize.

To earn credit for this module, please respond to the prompt below and email your responses to tlc@uiowa.edu by November 29, 2020. Use the title of the module in your email subject line.

Name one thing that you learned from this webinar that you plan to implement in your future practice. How, When, and Why?

Access the module at: https://uichr.uiowa.edu/programs/racial-equity-and-human-rights-series/r...

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