Race, Economic Policy, and Incarceration Discussion
Sep 25, 2019
September 25, 2019, following the 7:30pm performance of King Hedley II
Cathy Cohen, UChicago political scientist, and Reuben Miller, UChicago professor of social work, will be conducting a post show discussion on the themes of Court Theatre’s King Hedley II. Cohen and Miller will discuss the effects of environmental racism, economic policies, and other factors that led to the unjust incarceration rates of Black Americans, using the play King Hedley II as a jumping off point to investigate their effects on not only African American society, but American society as a whole.
Join Cathy Cohen, author of Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Reuben Jonathan Miller, author of the forthcoming Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration (Little Brown and Co. 2021), for this thrilling conversation.