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Dan Berger tours east coast to promote Captive Nation

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger delivered a series of lectures on the east coast related to his book, Captive Nation.  Berger gave a lecture entitled "Prisons, State Violence, and the Organizing Tradition" at Dickinson College.  More than 100 students and faculty attended the talk, which was hosted by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Popal Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity. 

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Dan Berger publishes on Malcolm X in Al Jazeera America

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published "Malcolm X's Challenge to Mass Incarceration" in Al Jazeera America, discussing the significance of Malcolm X and his legacy, fifty years after his assassination in 1965.  

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Dan Berger speaks on radio about Captive Nation

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger discussed his book Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era on the Morning Blend, a program of KBCS radio in Bellevue. KBCS played excerpts of the interview with Berger throughout the week of Feb 2.

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

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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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Dan Berger discusses Eric Holder and civil rights in the International Business Times

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger was interviewed for a story in the International Business Times about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s civil rights legacy. Berger places Holder’s legacy in the context of the protest and civil disobedience currently organized under the banner “black lives matter,” suggesting ...

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