#ArtLitPhx: Author + Talk: Dr. Rashad Shabazz

Author + Talk- Dr. Rashad Shabazz

Arizona Humanities will be hosting a free event with Dr. Rashad Shabazz. Shabazz will be reading from his book Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago. His book explores the history of confinement, policing, surveillance, urban planning, and incarceration of African American communities on the city’s South Side.
Dr. Rashad Shabazz is an Associate Professor with the ASU School of Social Transformation. Dr. Shabazz’s academic expertise brings together human geography, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies. His research explores how race, sexuality and gender are informed by geography. His most recent work (Spatializing Blackness, University of Illinois Press, 2015) examines how carceral power within the geographies of Black Chicagoans shaped urban planning, housing policy, policing practices, gang formation, high incarceration rates, masculinity and health. Shabazz’s scholarship has appeared in Souls, The Spatial-Justice Journal, ACME, Gender, Place and Culture and Occasions and he has also published several book chapters and book reviews. He is currently working on two projects: the first examines how Black people use public spaces to negotiate and perform race, gender and sexual identity as well as to express political or cultural identity. The second project uncovers the role Black musicians in Minneapolis played in giving rise to “the Minneapolis sound”.

The event takes place at Arizona Humanities, 1242 N Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona. 85004 on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Ellie Hutchison (ehutchison@azhumanities.org or 602-257-0335.). For more information, please visit the Facebook event.

#ArtLitPhx: Masculinity in the Mix – Phoenix

Masculinity in the mix Bocafloja“Masculinity in the Mix” presents the artists Mark Gonzales and Bocafloja. The event takes place on Friday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency
Project Space at Combine Studios (821 N. 3rd St. #11, Phoenix, AZ 85004)

In partnership with: ASU Art Museum Project Space at Combine Studios, the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU School of Social Transformation.

The event will explore the healing of trauma influenced by social and political contexts through storytelling, poetry, film, and community conversations. For more information visit the Arizona Humanities Facebook event.