AFAS Panel Discussion: “Ugly Intimacy: Racial Policing and Gun Violence”

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 • 7:00 pm
  • Umrath Lounge, Umrath Hall, 1 Brookings Dr

AFAS Panel Discussion

Tues. 9/20/16 @ 7pm | Umrath Lounge

The Program in African & African-American Studies presents:
Ugly Intimacy: Racial Policing and Gun Violence

With the recent massacre in Orlando, the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and high rates of everyday gun violence in the St. Louis region, the Washington University community is called to address institutionally-sanctioned assaults on blackness.  The difficult relationship or ugly intimacy between state violence, gun crime, and the rights and lives of African-American citizens is vexing and requires multiple analytical lenses. This panel, designed to create dialogue among scholars from different fields across campus, hopes to unpack the complexity of our dangerous moment.

We hope you will join the Program in African and African American Studies for what will prove to be a most powerful discussion.


Aaron Coleman, MFA in Poetry and PhD Stude in Comparative Literature

Sean Joe, Benjamin Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, Social Work

Odis Johnson, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology

Shanti Parikh, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African and African American Studies

Adia Wingfield, Professor of Sociology

Moderator: Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr., Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and African and African American Studies

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