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Antiracism in Thought and Action | The Politics of Police Reform after the George Floyd Case

When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Erica Canavan   (847) 491-7451

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement, Women 150


Join the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy for the next installment of the Anti-Racism in Thought and Action Speaker and Discussion Series.

Where does the long struggle for police accountability and reform in American go in the aftermath of Derek Chauvin’s conviction in the killing of George Floyd? 


Tabitha Bonilla is an Assistant Professor, Human Development & Social Policy at Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy. She studies political behavior and communication and broadly examine how elite communication influences voter opinions of candidates and political policies. In particular, her work focuses on how messaging polarizes attitudes or can bridge attitudinal divides with substantive focuses on important topics in American politics ranging from gun control to human trafficking and immigration. 

Traci Burch is a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation and Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Her research interests include social policy, political behavior, and criminal justice. She is the author of Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Shatema Threadcraft is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Her research concerns race, gender, and the politics of death in the United States.

About the Anti-Racism in Thought and Action Speaker and Discussion Series.

Two members of the Change Makers Review Committee, Steven Adams and Stefanie Hicks, have partnered with Dr. Alvin Tillery in the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy to curate the Anti-Racism in Thought and Action Speaker and Discussion Series during the 2020-21 academic year. Scholars from a variety of disciplines will share research that provides transformative insights about the multiple crises of race we navigate in the United States. Each lecture will be followed by an interactive discussion or activity to catalyze meaningful reflection and action directed toward creating an anti-racist campus. The Office of Human Resources is sponsoring this series and invite all Northwestern Faculty and Staff to participate.

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