Racialized State Violence in Global PerspectiveMay 25-26, UCLA Conference schedule, speaker bios, and more info: https://csw.ucla.edu/event/racialized-state-violence-global-perspective/RSVP: https://eventsrsvp.ucla.edu/RacializedViolenceQuestions? Email: email@example.com On May 25-26, join us at UCLA for a vital series of discussions on racialized police violence in North America and around the world. This conference brings together scholars who work on racialized police violence in North America with others who work in Brazil, Central America, the UK, the Caribbean, and elsewhere to consider questions of pressing global importance including economic inequality, state power, racism and indigeneity, legacies of imperialism and colonialism, and gendered violence. Featuring intellectuals in the social sciences, humanities, and arts, the symposium not only analyzes racialized state violence but also engages possibilities for justice. Featuring: “Living With Certain Uncertainty: Violence, Exile, and Black Life” A Keynote Address by EDWIDGE DANTICAT May 25, 6pm, Lenart Auditorium, UCLA Fowler Museum Join us for a keynote address by the extraordinary novelist and public intellectual, Edwidge Danticat. Danticat is the author of short stories and novels that often engage with the history of Haiti, including her novel The Farming of Bones (1998), based on the 1937 massacre of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. She also writes about the immigrant experience—what she calls “dyaspora”—and the reality of life in Haiti today. Her works include Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994); Krik? Krak! (1996); Claire of the Sea Light (2013); Mama’s Nightingale (2015); and Untwine (2015). She wrote and narrated the film Girl Rising (Haiti) in 2013. In 2007, she received a National Book Award nomination for Brother, I’m Dying. She was shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for Claire of the Sea Light in 2014. In April 2016, Danticat was presented with the National Black Writers Conference’s Toni Morrison Award in recognition of her lifetime of literary work. PANELS and ROUNDTABLE, May 26, 9 am to 5:30, Royce Hall, Room 314On Thursday, May 26th, we will hold two panels of speakers and a lunch scholar-activist roundtable on policing in Los Angeles. Visit our website for the full conference schedule.Panelists include:Melina Abdulla (Cal State University, LA)Mohan Amikaipaker (Tulane University)Aisha Beliso-de Jesus (Harvard Divinity School)Ana Muñiz (UC Irvine)Hector Perla (UC Santa Cruz)Laurence Ralph (Harvard University)Audra Simpson (Columbia University)Christen Smith (University of Texas, Austin)Rinaldo Walcott (University of Toronto)Organized by Professors Hannah Appel, Jessica Cattelino, Norma Mendoza-Denton, and Jemima PierreCosponsored by Alessandro Duranti, Dean, UCLA Division of Social Sciences; David Schaberg, Dean, UCLA Division of Humanities; UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Institute on Inequality and Democracy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Robin D.G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of History & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in United States History; Eric Avila, Associate Dean, UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; UCLA African Studies Center; UCLA American Indian Studies Center; Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA; UCLA Department of Gender Studies; Disability Studies at UCLA; UCLA International Institute; and UCLA Postcolonial Theory & Literary Studies.