The Minneapolis Reckoning: Race, Violence, and the Politics of Policing in America

A RIDGS Book Event with Dr. Michelle Phelps
Image of Dr. Michelle Phelps next to an image of the book cover of "The Minneapolis Reckoning"
Event Date & Time
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Event Location
Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, Room 120 Pillsbury Hall

315 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Minneapolis Reckoning: Race, Violence, and the Politics of Policing in America by Michelle Phelps (Associate Professor, Sociology) explores the Black Lives Matter protests and politics of police reform in Minneapolis before and after the murder of George Floyd. The book takes on how the dualized meaning of the police—as representing both the promise of state protection and the threat of state violence—creates the complex politics of policing that thwart change.
 
Join the Center for RIDGS Studies for a panel event discussing the book from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with Dr. Phelps, Dr. Rose Brewer (Professor, African American and African Studies), Dr. Joe Soss (Professor, Humphrey School), Dr. Jimmy Patiño (Associate Professor, Chicano & Latino Studies), and Ayaan Natala (PhD Student, American Studies). The event will be moderated by Dr. Yalile Suriel (Assistant Professor, History). 
 
The event will be held in person at the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub on Monday, April 22, from 2:30 - 3:45pm with a catered reception to follow.
 

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required, and space is limited.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

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