Disrupting White Supremacy: Teach-In

Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm


Free and Open to the Public | Pizza Dinner @ 9 PM | Livestream on Teach-In Website (bit.ly/um-disrupting)

The teach-in will consist of a series of lively ten-minute, historical vignettes. These topical presentations will address the role of white supremacy as a global force in modern history, the use and misuses of history by white supremacists, and why this history matters now. The goal is to provide intellectual tools that will enable students and citizens to better understand the historical claims and blind spots of the white supremacist movement.

5 PM
Welcome and Introductions

5:15 PM
Swallowing the Red Pill: The Alt-Right and Metapolitics (Alexandra Minna Stern)
White Supremacists' Medieval Fantasies (Katherine French, Taylor Sims)
White Supremacy and Nazi Race-Making (Anne Berg)
Anxieties, Walls, and Borders: How Did the New Xenophobia Begin? (Geoff Eley)
The Gendered Politics of Islamophobia in Europe (Rita Chin)
Question and Answer (tweet questions #umdisrupting)

6:40 PM
Freedom in a World of Slavery (Matthew Spooner)
Riflemen and Lawyers: Memorializing a White-Supremacist Coup d’Etat in New Orleans (Rebecca J. Scott)
Narratives of Race, Sex, and Violence (Stephen A. Berrey)
Slavery, Imperialism, and Race: A View from Islamic Africa (Rudolph “Butch” Ware)
Question and Answer (tweet questions #umdisrupting)

7:50 PM
Capitalism, Labor Migration, and White Supremacy: The Murder of Vincent Chin (Allan Lumba)
White Supremacy and the Rise and Fall of Affirmative Action at U-M (Matthew Countryman)
White Supremacy and Political Repression in the Trump Era (Austin McCoy)
Question and Answer (tweet questions #umdisrupting)

8:35 PM
Talkback: Making Use of History (Vidhya Aravind, Maryam Aziz, Sargeant Donovan-Smith, Hoai An Pham)

9:00 PM
Pizza Dinner (Michigan League, Second Floor)

This event is sponsored by the Department of History with support from LSA Democracy in Action Fund, American Culture Department, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, and International Institute.



Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
911 North University Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

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