ASALH Annual Meeting & Conference Highlights: September 27 – October 1, 2017

Luncheons & Ecumenical Breakfast 

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Thursday

Teachers Luncheon

Speaker: Geneva Gay

Thursday

Luncheon

Speaker: Judge Nathaniel Jones, “Answering the Call”

Friday

Carter G Woodson Luncheon

Speaker: Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, “Tell them We are Rising”

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Saturday

Blassingame Luncheon 

Speaker: Historian and Social Critic Jelani Cobb

Saturday

ASALH Annual Banquet

Speaker: Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund

Sunday

ASALH Ecumenical Breakfast

Speaker: Rev. Damon Lynch, Jr.

See the full conference schedule

Presidential Session

SCHOOLS, INCARCERATION, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE – Thursday, Sept. 28
When Schools are Pipelines to Prison


Moderator: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University

Presenters: When Schools are Pipelines to Prison, Victoria Straughn, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Is Justice a Probable Outcome? Judge Cheryl D. Grant, Hamilton County Municipal Court, Cincinnati, Ohio
The State of Police Community Relations: Strategies in Police Reformation, S. Gregory Baker, University of Cincinnati Department of Public Safety, former Executive Manager of Community Relations, Cincinnati Police Department (retired)
The Decarceration Movement and Law Reform,
David Singleton, Executive Director, Ohio Justice and Policy Center
The Fight against Wrongful Conviction, Jennifer Paschen Bergeron, The Ohio Innocence Project, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Roundtable

WRITING BLACK WOMEN: A CONVERSATION ON THE SCHOLARSHIP OF ULA YVETTE TAYLOR – Saturday, Sept. 30

Chair: Gerald Horne, The University of Houston & Storming the Heavens
Discussants: Robin Kelley, UCLA; Saidiya Hartman, Columbia University; Francille Wilson, University of Southern California; Erik McDuffie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ashley Farmer, Boston University
Co-sponsored by: The Association of Black Women Historians, (ABWH)

Plenaries 

Plenary Session I- Thursday

The Crisis in Black Education: 
VP Franklin
Panelists: VP Franklin (pictured above), Joyce King, Noliwe Rooks, Vanessa Siddle Walker
Moderator: Sundiata Cha-Jua


Plenary Session II- Friday

Black Cincinnati: Progress or Retreat: Keith Griffler, Eric Jackson, and Ashley Howard
Moderator: Nikki Taylor


Plenary Session III-Saturday

Black Women and the Politics of Respectability: Brittney C. Cooper, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Treva B. Lindsey, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Moderator: Karsonya Wise Whitehead