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Mon, Sep 18, 2017 6:15pm –

Jerome Greene Annex (Law School)
410 West 117th Street
New York, NY 10027

Heyman Center for the Humanities

Public Humanities Initiative | Insurgent Knowledges: Book Discussion

"Taking a unique, multifaceted insider’s perspective,” Dr. Sojoyner in “First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the 'school-to-prison pipeline' and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of 'enclosure' that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California."

In Compulsory, Dr. Vaught “argues that through its educational apparatus, the state disproportionately removes young Black men from their homes and subjects them to the abuses of captivity. She explores the various legal and ideological forces shaping juvenile prison and prison schooling, and examines how these forces are mechanized across multiple state apparatuses, not least school. Drawing richly on ethnographic data, she tells stories that map the repression of rightless, incarcerated youth, whose state captivity is the contemporary expression of age-old practices of child removal and counterinsurgency.”