Whitman College

Black Bodies That Matter

Please join the Philosophy Department and SEC for a lecture by Whitman alumni Dr. James Garrison ('04 Philosophy, German Studies) titled "Black Bodies That Matter." Responding to the tragedies of police violence that still occur with unsettling frequency, Dr. Garrison's talk seeks to bring the social and legal critiques of the Black Lives Matter Movement (Patrice Cullors, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi) together with the philosophical framework initially developed by Judith Butler in her book Bodies That Matter. In order to carry through on what it means for black lives to matter we need to understand how black bodies matter, first, as heightened targets for state violence, and, second, in the failure of those bodies’ deaths to appear as meaningful.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Olin Hall, 129
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

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Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Humanities & Arts, Philosophy

Student Engagement Center

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