Philosophy Lunch Chat: Philosophy and Genocide
Thursday, March 19th at noon in the International Commons
151 Coleman Hall
As usual, pizza and salad will be served. Hope to see you there.
Dr. Lissa Skitolsky (Associate Professor, Susquehanna University) will explain how philosophers have contributed to the field of genocide studies, as well as share her own current research on the genocidal wounds inflicted by mass incarceration in the United States. This research makes use of certain rap songs as testimony about the experiences of African-Americans who are targeted by police and then subject to psychological and physical suffering while incarcerated. Skitolsky will illustrate her thesis by playing a few rap songs that illustrate how the entire Black community suffers when individuals are given excessively long sentences and subject to violence while ‘wards of the state.’