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Black Mobility and Safety Seminar at MIT Media Lab
This two-semester public lecture series organized by Ekene Ijeoma, founder and director of Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab, explores issues around mobility (physical, mental, socio-economical, political, etc) and safety for Black Americans. It's organized into two-week topics around living while Black. The first semester will include: birthing, breathing, sleeping, eating, and walking; the second: learning, voting, driving, working, and loving. Read more at: https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/public-guest-lectures-black-mobility-and-safety-in-the-us/.

Sep 8, Black Progress: Hank Willis Thomas and Hugh Hayden in conversation
Sep 15, Birthing while Black I: Professor Arline T. Geronimus (U-M)
Sep 22, Birthing while Black II: Professor Cooper Owens (UNL)
Sep 29, Breathing while Black I: Marcus Franklin (Environmental Advocate)
Oct 6, Breathing while Black II: Linda Villarosa (NYT)
Oct 13, Sleeping while Black I: Tricia Hersey (The Nap Ministry)
Oct 20, Sleeping while Black II: Dr. Danielle L. Beatty Moody (UMBC)
Oct 27, Eating while Black I: Dr. Ashanté M. Reese (UTA)
Nov 3, Eating while Black II: TBD
Nov 10, Walking while Black I: Professor Elijah Anderson (Yale University)
Nov 17, Walking while Black II: Topher Sanders (ProPublica)

Note: The Zoom meeting will be open at 1:45 but the event starts at 2.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.




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