Black History Month Lecture: Dr. Al Frankowski, "The Post-Racial Limits of Memorialization"
Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Psychology 105
Dr. Al Frankowski is an assistant professor of philosphy at Northeastern Illinois University and will be on campus to discuss his new book, The Post-Racial Limits of Memorialization: Toward a Political Sense of Mourning, which demonstrates how post-racial discourse and post-racial memory operates as a context through which the memorialization of anti-black violence and the production of new forms of violence are connected. By challenging many tenants of the critical turn in political philosophy and aesthetics, Dr. Frankowski argues against a politics of reconciliation and for a political sense of mourning that amplifies the universality of violence embedded in our contemporary sensibility. Sponsored by the Department of Honor Process & Restoratice Justice, the Multicultural Resource Center, and the Office for Institutional Diversity.