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Fighting State Murder: Racism, Police, & the Death Penalty w/ Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (11-20-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Rodrick and Sandra Reed, Mark Clements, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Liliana Segura in conversation about fighting the racist justice system.Join family members of death row prisoner Rodney Reed, Rodrick and Sandra Reed, police torture victim and former juvenile life without parole prisoner Mark Clements, author and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and journalist Liliana Segura for a discussion about fighting racism in the criminal “injustice” system.The massive uprising this year against police brutality and murder has sharply illuminated the racism of not only the police, but also the institutions that protect them. This struggle has thrown into sharp relief questions about the true nature of cops, the courts and prisons. The Black Lives Matter movement has given new life to movements for prison abolition, criminal justice reform and the abolition of the death penalty.The connection between these struggles is clear: the fight against racism. The same system that allows police to murder unarmed people of color in the streets is the system that incarcerates, tortures and murders people behind the walls. Speakers:Rodrick Reed is Rodney Reed’s younger brother. Rodrick and his family have been fighting to prove Rodney’s innocence and to free him for decades. Rodrick is the Vice President of Reed Justice Initiative. The idea for Reed Justice Initiative was born out of a series of conversations between Rodrick and Rodney, during which Rodney encouraged Rodrick to establish a collaborative to advocate for Rodney and people in similar situations to Rodney.Sandra Reed is the mother of Texas death row prisoner Rodney Reed. In the 23 years since her son was wrongly convicted, she has been a tireless advocate for justice for Rodney. Sandra served on the board of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP) for many years. Following the folding of the CEDP, Sandra and her family founded the Reed Justice Initiative (RJI) to continue campaigning for Rodney and against the death penalty. Sandra currently serves as President of the RJI.Mark Clements is a Chicago police torture survivor. At age 16 in 1981 he was taken to area 3 violent crime unit where he was tortured to confess to a crime. Mark was one of Illinois first juvenile’s sentence to natural life without parole in the state of Illinois. He remained incarcerated for 28 years before his conviction was overturned in 2009. In 2009 he was hired as administrator and organizer with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty and later served as a Board member with CEDP. Mark also helped establish the Illinois Fair Sentence of Youth through Northwestern University of School of Law, while sitting on the board of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.Liliana Segura is an award-winning investigative journalist covering the U.S. criminal justice system, with a longtime focus on harsh sentencing, the death penalty, and wrongful convictions. While at The Intercept, Segura has received the Texas Gavel Award in 2016 and the 2017 Innocence Network Journalism Award for her investigations into convictions in Arizona and Ohio.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/OS6uT8PPWSoBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 20mins

4 Mar 2021

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We Still Here w/ Marc Lamont Hill, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, & phillip agnew (11-9-20)

Haymarket Books Live

In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means—and how we take steps to get there.———————————————— Join Marc Lamont Hill, phillip agnew, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for an urgent conversation about the ongoing struggle for freedom in the wake of the 2020 election.The uprising of 2020 marked a new phase in the unfolding Movement for Black Lives. The brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, and countless other injustices large and small, lit the spark of the largest protest movement in US history, a historic uprising against racism and the politics of disposability that the Covid-19 pandemic lays bare.In his urgent and incisive new book We Still Here: Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility, Marc Lamont Hill critically examines the “pre-existing conditions” that have led us to this moment of crisis and upheaval, guiding us through both the perils and possibilities, and helping us imagine an abolitionist future. ———————————————— Marc Lamont Hill will be joined in conversation by philip agnew and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is currently the host of BET News. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College. He is the author of the New York Times Bestselling book Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond. He is the owner of Uncle Bobbie's Bookstore in Philadelphia, PA.phillip agnew, co-founded the Dream Defenders in 2012. His work in community organizing and art is frequently cited and highlighted nationally. He is a nationally recognized educator, strategist, writer, trainer, speaker and cultural critic. In 2018, he transitioned from his role as co-director of the Dream Defenders. In July 2019 he joined the Bernie Sanders campaign as a National Surrogate and was later named a Senior Advisor. agnew currently is an organizer with the Dream Defenders and Black Men Build. agnew is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and graduate of Florida A&M University.Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/3OtCU6ichE0Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 41mins

4 Mar 2021

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The New Uprising Against Police Violence with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Marc Lamont Hill (6-8-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Marc Lamont Hill on the history, present, and future of the fight for a world where Black Lives Matter.————————————————————If you cannot attain justice by engaging the system, then you must seek other means of changing it.We are in the early stages of an uprising against racism and police violence. The simultaneous collapse of politics and governance in the midst of a global pandemic has forced millions of people to take to the streets to demand the most basic necessities of life, including the right to be free of police harassment or murder.Join Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Marc Lamont Hill for a conversation about the history, present, and future of the fight for a world where Black Lives Matter, hosted by E. Tammy Kim.————————————————————Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018. Her third book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, published in 2019 by University of North Carolina Press, was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History.Marc Lamont Hill is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country. He is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College.E. Tammy Kim is a magazine reporter, a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, and a retired lawyer. She co-edited the book Punk Ethnography. She cohosts the Time to Say Goodbye podcast.To order copies of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's booksFrom #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1368-from-blacklivesmatter-to-black-liberationHow We Get Free: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1108-how-we-get-freeRace For Profit: https://bookshop.org/a/1039/9781469653662For further reading on this topic check out Haymarket Books' Black Liberation Reading List: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/65-haymarket-books-on-the-struggle-for-black-liberationWatch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/P3_CZ1rDlRgBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 21mins

1 Mar 2021

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After Bernie—Amidst Pandemic with Naomi Klein and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor(4-9-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Join Naomi Klein, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Astra Taylor, and Hari Kondabolu for a discussion of what comes next after Bernie.The current crisis is laying bare the extreme injustices and inequalities of our economic and social system.Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/6Gi5qGHRJ9cBuy books from Haymarket: haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooksWe are in a battle of visions for how we’re going to respond to this crisis. We will either be catapulted backward to an even more brutal winner-takes-all system — or this will be a wake-up call.Ideas that were dismissed as too radical just a week ago are starting to seem like the only reasonable path to get out of this crisis and prevent future ones.We need to use every tool that we have that allows us to hear each other’s voices, to read each other’s words, to see each other’s faces, even if it’s just on screens, to stay organized and stay connected. We have to create spaces where we’re able to deliberate and strategize about what it means to protect our neighbors, our rights, and our planet.We have to have the confidence to say this is the moment when we change everything.Sponsored by Haymarket Books, The Leap, Debt Collective, and Democratic Socialists of AmericaWatch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/6Gi5qGHRJ9cBuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 31mins

1 Mar 2021

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Uncut Interview: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Housing is a Human Right

The Laura Flanders Show

Princeton Professor and author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. You can find more information on her new book, "Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Home Ownership" and a link to watch this special,  “Housing is a Human Right”, at Patreon.com/theLFShow.  That’s also where you’ll find a list of suggested readings and related episodes

34mins

17 Feb 2021

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Understanding Policing pt. 2: Thinking with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Jackie Wang

We Can't Breathe!

This episode builds on episode 2 and includes a cut from our last class (7.1.20). Here I dive into the work of both Taylor and Wang, looking at the genealogy of policing from the slave patrol through the War on Terror. We focus on the cyclical racialization of crime and criminalization of race; the spatiality of race and policing; the limits of diversification; and the growth of mass incarceration from Reagan to Trump.  

1hr 43mins

5 Jul 2020

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BLM Occupation, Tofu, Asian POCs, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on Black Politicians, and Guest Dae Shik Kim, Jr.

Time To Say Goodbye

Hello from the American rebellion!A packed episode on the BLM protests from our vantage point as cynical Asians and former Seattle residents. (Yes, Mukilteo counts.) We discuss the evolving Capitol Hill Occupied Protest both at the top of the show and in the second half, when we interview special guest Dae Shik Kim, Jr., a Seattle-based journalist and activist. We also get into the latest controversies on Asian American twitter, including a “chewy and bland” tweet about tofu and a handful of viral videos featuring racist Karens. On a more hopeful note, we talk about a writer we admire, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and her recent piece on the generational divide in black electoral politics. 1:06 – The ongoing occupation of Capitol Hill in Seattle and whether the city can successfully balance its focus on racism-specific issues with more general economic grievances (think “Tax Amazon”; her name is pronounced “Sha-ma”). Bonus: a bizarre Philly DSA statement.15:02 – Bloomberg Asia’s bizarre tweet hating on tofu (screengrab because Bloomberg has since deleted it):Also, why food seems so central to Asian American outrage, the timeless “cultural appropriation” debate, and how much we’d pay for an “authentic” Asian meal (not a lot!).27:35 – This week, a couple videos of white women in California harassing Asian people went viral. Are these videos an appropriate way for Asians to link up with racial-justice struggles? Plus, a hobbyhorse of ours: Asians and the category “POC.”39:56 – We unpack a recent piece by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor titled, “The End of Black Politics.” Tammy recently hosted a teach-in with Keeanga and Marc Lamont Hill. 47:25 – Seattle-based journalist and activist Dae Shik Kim, Jr. explains the ongoing Capitol Hill Occupied Protest. Why the name change from “autonomous zone”? What are the demands of the “decriminalize Seattle” group? Finally, how Dae Shik has processed this moment as a mixed-race (Korean and Black) person.Also, a quick announcement: Andy will be participating in a webinar on Thursday (June 18, 7-830P US ET) hosted by a group of scholars of China who want to stake out a left politics against both US and Chinese nationalism. If you’re interested, please register here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/left-perspectives-on-the-world-and-china-part-one-tickets-109214433310Below, a brief description and poster:Viral Politics: Left Perspectives on the World and China, Part Oneby Verso BooksThe COVID-19 pandemic has become the latest locus of growing US-China tensions, opening crucial conversations for the international left related to the principles of anti-capitalism, anti-authoritarianism, anti-racism, and anti-imperialism.As critical scholars of China, we will take up these issues in a two-part webinar series.We begin with the questions: How can we move from scapegoating China to developing an analysis of capitalism, authoritarianism and imperialism as global systems that produce crises and injustices? How can we address proliferating social inequalities, political oppression, and environmental degradation amid geopolitical tensions? How do we counter China-bashing abroad without sidelining the legitimate concerns of Chinese citizens and social movements in China? How do we address rising xenophobia, racism, and nationalism in pandemic times? And, what is the role of China scholars in producing critical knowledge and engaging with political questions?Co-sponsored by:Haymarket Books, n+1, Made in China Journal, The Nation, New Politics, The Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Spectre Journal, and Justice is Global This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at goodbye.substack.com/subscribe

1hr 24mins

16 Jun 2020

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Ep 238 - #BYPSpotlight: On the Line with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

AirGo

Black Youth Project has joined forces with AirGo for a year-long #BYPSpotlight series, featuring our favorite Black academics and activists. This month’s #BYPSpotlight episode is with New Yorker columnist, professor, and organizer Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who hops on the line with us in the midst of this shelter-in-place period. We discuss the relationship between her writing and her organizing work in Chicago, understanding the ways that racism is at the core of COVID-19's destruction, the implications of pegging human needs to profit motives, and much more.Read Keeanga's excellent piece The Black Plague in the most recent New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-black-plagueRecorded 4/24/20 remotelyMusic from this week's show:Park - Isaiah Rashad

47mins

29 Apr 2020

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Race for Profit - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The New Intellectuals

Jordan T. Camp's guest this week is scholar-activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who discusses her new book, Race for Profit: How Banks and Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press).

41mins

13 Apr 2020

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The Quarantine Tapes 012: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The Quarantine Tapes

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States.Taylor is a widely sought public speaker and writer. In 2016, she was named one of the hundred most influential African Americans in the United States by The Root. She has been appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians by the Organization of American Historians, and as the Charles H. McIlwain University Preceptor at Princeton University from 2018-2021. Author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book in 2016. She is also editor of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction in 2018.Paul Holdengräber is an interviewer and curator of public curiosity. He is the Founder and Director of Onassis LA (OLA), a center for dialogue. Previously he was the Founder and Director of LIVE from the NYPL, a cultural series at the New York Public Library, where he hosted over 600 events, holding conversations with everyone from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Ricky Jay to Jay-Z, Errol Morris to Jan Morris, Wes Anderson to Helen Mirren, Christopher Hitchens to Mike Tyson. He is the host of "A Phone Call From Paul," a podcast for The Literary Hub.DUBLAB is a non-profit radio station based in Los Angeles. Since 1999, DUBLAB has been broadcasting wide spectrum music from around the world daily. Their programming has expanded to include the production of original art exhibitions, films, record releases, education programs related to health, youth, development, education creative processes and events with leading institutions in LA and beyond. DUBLAB is a platform for discovery and cultivation of next - wave music, arts and culture.

30mins

7 Apr 2020

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