February 3, 2021
Presented by Allissa Richardson, University of Southern California.
Richardson will share how Black smartphone witnesses of the last five years launched the largest social justice movement in American history. In her new book, Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones and the New Protest Journalism, she explains why we cannot ignore the mobile testimonies of the afflicted — and what is at stake when we do.
The program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Morgan Lecture Fund and cosponsored by the Center for Civic Learning & Action; the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity; the Women's & Gender Resource Center and the departments of English; math and computer science; women’s, gender & sexuality studies; Middle East studies, American studies, history and sociology. This program was initiated by the Clarke Forum’s student project managers.