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Scott Kurashige: The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit

The Fifty Year Rebellion (cover) and Scott Kurashige

On July 23, 1967, the eyes of the world fixed on Detroit, as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave rise to the American Dream. Mainstream observers contended that the “riot” brought about the ruin of a once-great city; for them, the municipal bankruptcy of 2013 served as a bailout paving the way for the rebuilding of Detroit. Challenging this prevailing view, IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige portrays the past half century as a long rebellion ...

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IAS faculty and students speak at Allied Media Conference in Detroit

Boundaries Keep You Safe

IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige will speak in the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Allied Media Conference. Kurashige, author of The Fifty Year Rebellion, will ground the work of AMC in the context of Detroit as an international model for survival, resistance, and solidarity. 

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Scott Kurashige Speaks about Grace Lee Boggs

IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige  spoke to NPR about Grace Lee Boggs on All Things Considered.  Grace Lee Boggs, who died in Detroit on October 5, 2015 at the age of 100, was a long-time activist, philosopher, and author.  She and Kurashige co-authored The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century in 2012. Boggs “understood...

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IAS faculty members play leadership roles in UW Bothell Diversity Week

IAS faculty members played leadership roles in UW Bothell’s Diversity Week. Leslie Ashbaugh, S. Charusheela, and Majd Baniodeh, Program Manager for the Center for University Studies and Programs, co-organized an Interfaith Dialogue.

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IAS faculty members and students participate in UW Ferguson and Beyond teach-in

Several IAS faculty and students participated in the UW-wide teach-in, “Ferguson and Beyond: Race, State Violence, and Activist Agendas for the 21st Century,” which was written up in the Seattle Times.  IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Scott Kurashige presented on the panel "The Past is Always Present: Contextualizing US State Violence," and Wadiya Udell moderated the panel "#Blacklivesmatter: A Universal Call for Social Justice." 

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