April 04, 2018
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Baseball vs. Wittenberg: Goodrich Ballpark (2x9), 12:00PM
Visiting Speaker Karin Wimbley: Center Hall 216 Classroom, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The Enlightenment in a 21st Century American Context: #BlackLivesMatter and the Rhetoric of Natural Rights
This talk argues that “#BlackLivesMatter (BLM) is part of a long history of civil rights movements in the U.S. that have used (without prolonged success) the rhetoric of human rights. Why is appealing to the basic entitlement to human rights an ineffective strategy in Black resistance to state-sanctioned violence in the United States? Drawing upon decolonial and postcolonial critiques of the Enlightenment, Modernity, and Empire, I contextualize the U.S. Constitution as a document that brings to life the colonial matrix of power that codifies African enslavement in the U.S. as a natural right, human right, and civil right for those granted citizenship. Ultimately, the U.S. Constitution (and subsequent amendments) remains true to the original spirit of the founding fathers: black bodies are economically indispensable, yet black lives are disposable.”
Wamidan Concert: Fine Arts Center M114 Salter Hall, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Come celebrate the 18th anniversary concert of world music! This is a family friendly event.
AMC Classic Cinema 8 Show Schedule: 205 Dry Branch Drive