Difficult Dialogues: Christopher Tinson & Amilcar Shabazz

Difficult Dialogues: Christopher Tinson & Amilcar Shabazz

Title: 
Difficult Dialogues: Christopher Tinson & Amilcar Shabazz
Season: 
2015
Description: 

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella talks with Christopher Tinson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Hampshire College, and Amilcar Shabazz, Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence at UMass Amherst, about the Black Lives Matter movement and issues surrounding law enforcement, communities of color, and social and economic justice.

Production Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Difficult Dialogues

Difficult Dialogues: Voices from the Valley is a public affairs show which aims to tackle some of the most pressing matters facing contemporary society. Since its inception in 2013, it has drawn on expert voices from the Fives Colleges, from Amherst, and from surrounding communities to explore issues including the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, immigration, challenges in the Middle East, and gender identity.

Initiated and hosted through 2015 by Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, the show is now hosted by Amilcar Shabazz, professor of history and Africana Studies in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass/Amherst, and Demetria Rougeaux Shabazz, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her work focuses on race and gender in media, and youth and civic engagement through the arts.

News

Dec 6, 2016

In a two-part series of Difficult Dialogues, host Amilcar Shabazz interviews Professor Charles W. Mills, a philosopher from Jamaica currently at the CUNY Graduate Center. Professor Mills is one of the world’s foremost scholars in the philosophy of race and political philosophy, particularly in oppositional political theory.