The Portland Center for Public Humanities at PSU presents a lecture by Dylan Rodriguez:
American Apocalypse: Prisons, the Racist State, and U.S. Globality
Thursday, 6/5/2008, 7pm
Smith Memorial Student Union 296
Dylan Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside, is a scholar-activist whose interdisciplinary scholarship links critical race studies and cultural studies to examine race, state violence, and community/identity formations. His book, Forced Passages: Imprisoned Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime, offers a lineage of radical prison thought through the writings of imprisoned intellectuals such as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Angela Davis, and Leonard Peltier. He is also a co-founder of the Critical Resistance organizing collective, a national grassroots organization committed to challenging the prison industrial complex as the answer to social problems.
See also the workshop with Dylan Rodriguez: Domestic War Zones and the Extremities of Power: Conceptualizing the U.S. Prison Regime.