Lecture: Portals - Conversations About the Police, By the Policed


Location: 3130 Eck Hall of Law

How do Americans narrate their interactions with police authority? How do people seek autonomy from police intrusion, preserve a positive identity, and regain dignity? Vesla Weaver, Director of the ISPS Center for the Study of Inequality at Yale University, explores these questions using a new technology, Portals, to initiate conversations about policing and incarceration in communities felled by police violence. By creating a “wormhole” through space and by making access to these wormholes easy and free, Portals transforms the capacity of disparate people and communities to define their narrativesand enhance political activism.  

Presented by The Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and The Center for Civil and Human Rights.

All are welcome.

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