In solidarity with Dr. Taylor, Charlie and Derrick decided to add her book, “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation,” to our summer schedule. After the horrifying events in Charlottesville in early August and the counter-protests that followed, it couldn’t have been a more timely read.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speaking in Baltimore, 2016.


Joining our discussion this month is Dr. Ian Rocksborough-Smith, a scholar of U.S. and African American history and a former graduate school colleague of Dr. Taylor’s. Ian and Charlie go way back. In fact, they grew up together in Burnaby, British Columbia, and they once even competed for the presidency of their elementary school class.

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