View past recordings from the Confronting Racism series, panelist information, and additional readings and resources about each week’s topic recommended by panelists.
June 30: Urban Geographies of Violence and Protest
- Rasul Mowatt, Indiana University; Professor, School of Public Health; Departments of American Studies and Geography
- Candace Miller, Indiana University; Visiting Assistant Professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs; Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
- Rebecca S. Wingo, University of Cincinnati; Assistant Professor, Director of Public History
- A Festival of Violence: An Analysis of Southern Lynchings, 1882-1930 - Stewart E. Tolnay and E.M. Beck
- Protests as Events: Politics, Activism and Leisure - Ian Lamond and Karl Spracklen
- Riot. Strike, Riot: The New Era of Uprisings - Joshua Clover
- Black in America: The Paradox of the Color Line - Enobong Hannah Branch and Christina Jackson
- “Black Placemaking: Celebration, Play, and Poetry,” Marcus Hunter, Mary Pattillo, Zandria F. Robinson, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Theory, Culture & Society 33, no. 7–8 (December 2016): 31–56.
- Rondo Avenue, Inc.: Website | Facebook
- Close the Workhouse - a grassroots organization dedicated to closing the St. Louis medium security jail, those imprisoned are overwhelmingly poor and cannot afford high cash bails
- ActionSTL - an organization dedicated to building political power for Black residents of St. Louis
July 7: Policing
- Khalil Muhammad - Harvard University; Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies
- Simon Balto - University of Iowa; Assistant Professor, African American History
- Jeannine Bell - Indiana University; Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law; Maurer School of Law
- Michelle Moyd - Indiana University; Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor, Department of History, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
- Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power - Simon Balto
- Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime - Jeannine Bell
- Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing - Jeannine Bell
Interviews and Roundtables
- Mariame Kaba interview with Chris Hayes
"I’d highly recommend that people engage Mariame Kaba’s work. She’s the best articulator of abolitionist arguments that I know of." - Simon Balto
- African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) roundtable on Dr. Balto’s book "Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).
- Campaign Zero: Solutions
"Campaign Zero's website, particularly their solutions has an overview of a fairly progressive and comprehensive campaign to attack police violence from several different approaches." - Jeannine Bell
July 14: Protest and Change
- Stephanie Huezo - Fordham University
- Matthew Countryman - University of Michigan; Associate Professor, Department of American Culture and Department of History; Chair, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
- Cristal Chanelle Truscott - Northwestern School of Communication; Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies, Theatre
- Maisha Wester - Indiana University; Associate Professor, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Department of American Studies
- "2020 uprisings, unprecedented in scope, join a long river of struggle in America," Matthew Countryman, June 7, 2020.
- "DEFUND THE POLICE: Protest Slogans and the Terms for Debate," Austin McCoy, June 12, 2020.
- "The White Left Needs to Embrace Black Leadership: The current uprisings are what class struggle in the 21st century looks like," Barbara Ransby, July 2, 2020.
- “Nada sobre nosotros sin nosotros: Reflections on the TPS Movement and their fight to Permanent Residency,” Stephanie Huezo, Latino Studies Journal 18, (1), 2020.
- "A 'Journey for Justice": Immigrant Mobilization in Response to the Revocation of TPS," AC Frost, in Mobilization, Representation, and Responsiveness in the American Democracy, 2020.
July 21: Media, Technology, & Social Media
- Ryan Comfort - Indiana University; Ph.D. Student and Associate Instructor, Media School
- Danielle Kilgo - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; John & Elizabeth Bates Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity, and Equality, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Wendy Chun - Simon Fraser University; Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media, School of Communication
- Marissa Moorman - Indiana University; Professor, Department of History
- Janae Cummings - Indiana University; Director of Communications and Marketing, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
- Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism - Safiya Umoja Noble
- Race After Technology - Ruha Benjamin
- The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication - Valerie Alia
- Science and Native American communities: Legacies of pain, visions of promise - Keith James
- "Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest," Danielle Kilgo, May 29, 2020.
- “'Honestly, everything is not burning': An interview with Dr. Danielle Kilgo”, Cinnamon Janzer, in Columbia Journalism Review, June 22, 2020.
July 28: Social Justice and Incarceration
- Michael Harriot - The Root
- Leah Derray - Indy10 Black Lives Matter
- Kyra Harvey - Indy10 Black Lives Matter
- Clint Smith - Emerson Fellow, New America
- Brooke Harris Garad - Indiana University; Assistant Research Scientist, Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
August 4: Indigenous Perspectives
- Liza Black – Indiana University; Assistant Professor, Department of History; Assistant Professor, Native American and Indigenous Studies Program
- Julie L. Reed – Penn State University; Associate Professor of American Indian and American History
- Joseph M. Pierce – Stony Brook University; Associate Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature
- Chief Ben Barnes – Vice Chairman and Second Chief of The Shawnee Tribe in Miami, Oklahoma
- Nicky Belle – Indiana University; Director, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center