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Structural Violence in the United States

...or Understanding the Need to Demolish "Black Bodies"

This workshop introduces participants to Galtung's notion of structural and cultural violence. By leveraging Netflix's The 13th, participants will be engaged in a discussion about the structural nature of discrimination in the United States. From slavery to the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, racism and other forms of discrimination are a part of the fabric of American culture. Reducing discrimination requires structural solutions if the American Dream is to really be achieved.

Workshop Time and Date: April 17 at 3 p.m. CT
Workshop Lead: Kimberly King-Jupiter ’87

Meet Kimberly King-Jupiter ’87

Kimberley is a full professor at Alabama State University in the doctoral program in Educational Leadership, Policy and Law. The material that she will present is a subset of research that she's doing on Johann Galtung's notion of structural violence and the ways that this theoretical framework can influence social science research. More specifically, adopting structural violence as a theoretical framework allows researchers to see social problems differently and arrive at solutions that benefit marginalized groups.

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Saturday April 17
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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