Panel discussion: Black Lives Matter, Social Activism and the Carceral State
The University of the South will host a panel discussion entitled Black Lives Matter, Social Activism and the Carceral State at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Convocation Hall. The panel will feature professors Sekou Franklin and Lisa Guenther, activist Ash-Lee Henderson, and Sewanee student Armonte Butler. Sewanee professors Adam Dahl and Paige Schneider will moderate the discussion.
Sekou Franklin is associate professor of political science and international relations at MTSU. His most recent book is After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post Civil Rights Generation. Lisa Guenther is associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Guenther's latest work is Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration (co-edited with Geoffrey Adelsberg and Scott Zeman). Ash-Lee Henderson is a civil rights activist and co-executive director of the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee. Armonte Butler is a Sewanee senior who interned with the human rights organization Southerners on New Ground (SONG).
The event is made possible with funding and sponsorship provided by the University Lectures Committee, the Departments of Politics and American Studies, African American Alliance, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Dean of the College.