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Past Events

"The Social Life of Guns"

Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. Cosponsored with the Humanities Center. (March 29–30, 2018)

"The Prison in Twelve Landscapes"

Film screening and Q&A with director Brett Story at the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman Museum. (April 28, 2017)

"Imagining Freedom"

Keynote address at Interfaith Banquet by abolitionist organizer Mariame Kaba. Cosponsored with the Interfaith Chapel, the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center, the Students' Association for Interfaith Cooperation, the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the Refugee Student Alliance, and the Asian American Alliance. (April 1, 2017)

"The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict"

Talk by Caleb Smith, professor of English at Yale University and editor of Austin Reed’s The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict (Random House, 2016). Smith discussed the memoir of an African-American Rochesterian who spent much of the antebellum period incarcerated, first at New York City’s House of Refuge and then at Auburn Prison. (February 7, 2017)