Past Events

Relations and Divides in a Diverse City

BRIDGE Kick Off Event Flier

Date: March 5th, 2020
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

This one day symposium explores relations between ethnic communities and their implications for the city of Houston. To guide this conversation, we invite Professor Jennifer Jones, author of The Browning of the New South , as our keynote speaker along side a panel of other scholars and members of the Houston community.

To register please see link below.
https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/77187

Writing Across Intersections

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Date: September 9th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 

In this lecture, Bryan Washington — the newly appointed Scholar in Residence for Racial Justice at Rice and the George Guion Williams Writer in Residence in the Department of English — will talk about his experience writing essays and nonfiction at the intersections of race and setting in a dynamic cultural climate, with an emphasis on the pull writers' geography exerts on their work. Following his remarks, Washington will be open to questions from the audience.

This online event is open to the public and Rice Community. Register today to receive your Zoom Webinar link.

Restorative Justice Archaeology

Alicia Odewale

Date: September 24th, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm

Alicia Odewale, assistant professor of Anthropology, University of Tulsa, will present "Restorative Justice Archaeology: Unearthing the Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre." Jeffrey Fleisher, associate professor of Anthropology, Rice, and a member of the Center for African and African American Studies steering committee, will provide introductory remarks and Daniel Domingues, associate professor of History and the center's director of undergraduate studies, will moderate a Q&A. Sponsors: Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice, Center for African and African American Studies, BRIDGE (Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity).

This online event is open to the public and Rice Community. Register today to receive your Zoom Webinar link.

On "Systemic Racism"

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Date: October 21st, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

In this talk, "What Makes 'Systemic Racism' Systemic?", Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University, will argue that racism is a structural feature of the United States. Jenifer Bratter, professor of Sociology at Rice, founding director of BRIDGE (Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity) and a member of the Center for African and African American Studies steering committee, will provide introductory remarks and Daniel Domingues, associate professor of History and the center's director of undergraduate studies, will moderate a Q&A. Sponsors: Center for African and African American Studies and BRIDGE.

This online event is open to the public and Rice Community. Register today to receive your Zoom Webinar link.

Prison Abolition, and a Mule

Paul Butler

Date: November 10th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm

Paul Butler, the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a legal analyst on MSNBC, will present, "Prison Abolition, and a Mule." Matthew Hayes, assistant professor of Political Science and a Center for African and African American Studies affiliated faculty member, will offer introductory remarks and Daniel Domingues, associate professor of History and the center's director of undergraduate studies, will moderate a Q&A. Sponsored by the Center for African and African American Studies, BRIDGE (Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity) and the Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice, with support from the School of Humanities Dean’s Office.

This online event is open to the public and Rice Community. Register today to receive your Zoom Webinar link.

BRIDGE Lecture: Patrick Sharkey

Uneasy Peace Book Cover

Date: April 7th, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm

Over the past twenty-five years, American cities have transformed. Violence became less common in almost every city across the country, and it plummeted in many of our major urban centers. Sociologist Patrick Sharkey spent five years gathering national data to understand why it happened, and how it has changed the nature of urban inequality.

In this webinar, Patrick Sharkey will discuss his most recent book Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence and the ideas necessary to understand what shapes this shifting state of peace and how we might change the equation moving forward.

This event is open to the public and Rice Community. Register today to receive your Zoom Webinar link.

BRIDGE Webinar: Dr. Camille Charles

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Date: April 21st, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm

Join us for a webinar lecture with Dr. Camille Charles as she discusses her upcoming book titled, “Divergent Currents: The Diverse Origins of the New Black Elite”.

Professor Charles earned her Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a project manager for the 1992-1994 Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality. Her research interests are in the areas of urban inequality, racial attitudes and intergroup relations, racial residential segregation, minorities in higher education, and racial identity; her work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, Social Science Research, The DuBois Review, the American Journal of Education, the Annual Review of Sociology, the Chronicle of Higher Education and The Root.

This event is free and open to the public and Rice Community. Register today to receive your Zoom Webinar link.