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1619-Present -- 10/22/20 Daypass-- The Cost of Historical Injustice, 1619 to Today
Speaker: David Goldberg, Ph.D. David Goldberg is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University. He is currently working on two books related to the life and times of Detroit’s General Baker Jr. Speaker’s Synopsis: “Normative” accounts of U.S. history represent a form of myth-making that downplays and/or ignores the pervasiveness of white supremacy and racial capitalism, and the enduring impact they continue to have in the form of structural racism. In the spirit of the 1619 Project, I refute the false notion of American exceptionalism and show how racial slavery and structural racism have been foundational to both the nation’s past and present. I argue that normative history in and of itself is a form of structural racism, in that it purposely distorts the past in order to prevent people from learning from our racial history and reckoning with its continued impact on Black lives today. This lecture is being sponsored by Linda Bennett and Bob Bagramian to celebrate the life of Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis. A link to OLLI's 1619 Lecture Series brochure is available, see: https://www.olli-umich.org/sites/default/files/files/downloads/ThLS%232%20Brochure%202020-2021%20Final%20-%20Updated.pdf A link to The 1619 Project Interactive Magazine can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html A resources list put together by the OLLI 1619 subcommittee is available, see: https://www.olli-umich.org/sites/default/files/files/downloads/1619%20Project%20%20Resource%20List%20Oct.%201.pdf Lunch Bunch Discussions Lunch Bunch OLLI Commons sessions for discussion follow each of the lectures in the Thursday Morning Lecture Series. These discussion and personal reflection sessions are free—no registration required. Each discussion and reflection session will be led by a member of the sub-committee that created the lecture series. The sessions start at noon. Lunch Bunch Zoom Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503 Lunch Bunch: Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503 Lunch Bunch: Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Follow this link for more information on the Lunch Bunch OLLI Commons sessions: https://www.olli-umich.org/olli-commons#OLLICommons-LunchBunch
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 2 - 1619-Present - The Many Consequences of Slavery
Date(s) : 10/22/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED