We regret to inform that the CRIMSL Research Cluster Launch event of January 14th has been cancelled. A new date will be announced.
The ongoing global pandemic, refugee crises, and histories of colonialism have converged at this moment to highlight the need for more knowledge about the specific experiences and enabling conditions of structural violence and racial discrimination. There remains a glaring absence of data on the many forms that inequality and racism may take, and the different modes needed to address these problems. We do not want the reality of these absences and incommensurabilities to detract from the collaborative work necessary to realizing social justice in the world. And crucially, we recognize that data-driven research on racism and inequality is only one form of knowledge; expressions of personal experience through story-telling, art, or other modalities are as critical and valid as “scientific” knowledge production. How do we reconcile the need to understand and recognize specificities while also joining together in networks of solidarity that can realize new possibilities? This webinar explores the tension between specificities in experiences of racism and inequality on the one hand, and possibilities for solidarity on the other.