Tag: Liberalism

Injustice, Dissent, & the Dark Ghetto

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"Liberalism, Self-Respect, & the Ghetto Poor"
Wednesday, November 28, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Impure Dissent: Hip Hop & the Political Ethics of Marginalized Black Urban Youth”
Thursday, November 29, 4pm, 7191 Helen C. White
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Friday, November 30, 12 noon, 8146 Social Science

TOMMIE SHELBY is Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Harvard University Press, 2005). His research focuses on questions of racial and distributive justice and on the history of black political thought, and his articles have appeared in such journals as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Ethics, Political Theory, Critical Inquiry, and Daedalus. He is currently writing a book on race and urban poverty, tentatively entitled “Justice and the Dark Ghetto.” He is also coeditor of the magazine Transition.

Co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, the Political Science Department, the Afro-American Studies Department and Global Studies.


“Against the Public”: Teachers, Unions, and the Decline of Labor-Liberalism in the 1970s

Jon Shelton
“Teacher Strikes, the Public Interest, and the Neoliberal Turn of the 1970s”
Tuesday, October 14, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“‘Compulsory Unionism’ in the Public Sector: Free Market Activism and the Eclipse of Labor-Liberalism”
Wednesday, October 15, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 16, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies

JON SHELTON is Assistant Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he teaches courses on modern American history, labor history, and the history of education.  He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013, and his dissertation—Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Liberalism, 1968-81—recently won the Labor and Working Class History Association’s 2013 Herbert Gutman Award for Outstanding Dissertation.