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12:00PM 01:00PM The Civil Rights Work of Black Capitalists: University Event Topic: Lectures & MeetingsSchool: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceBuilding/Room: Robert W. Woodruff LibraryMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceSpeaker/Presenter: Dr. Brenna Greer - Wellesley CollegeEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162Contact Name: Rhonda PatrickContact Email: rhonda.patrick@emory.eduLink: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html(JWJI Spring Colloquium Series)“The Civil Rights Work of Black Capitalists”After World War II, a small cadre of black mediamakers and marketers builtsuccessful businesses around bridging the gap between black consumers and majoradvertisers. Central to their enterprise was producing marketplace visuals thatdefined African Americans as normal, enthusiastic, and valuable members of thepostwar consumer class, an essential status in the early Cold War era. These blackcapitalists erected an infrastructure around the consumer category of “specialmarkets” that changed the course of marketing. Through their media products, theyalso popularized conceptions of blackness that advanced African Americans’national belonging and citizenship claims, which facilitated concurrent civil rightsagendas. + Robert W. Woodruff Library - Jones Room Campus Events
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12:00PM 01:00PM The Civil Rights Work of Black Capitalists: University Event Topic: Lectures & MeetingsSchool: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceBuilding/Room: Robert W. Woodruff LibraryMeeting Organizer/Sponsor: James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and DifferenceSpeaker/Presenter: Dr. Brenna Greer - Wellesley CollegeEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeRegistration / R.S.V.P. link: https://form.jotform.com/53145385695162Contact Name: Rhonda PatrickContact Email: rhonda.patrick@emory.eduLink: http://jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/home/colloquium/index.html(JWJI Spring Colloquium Series)“The Civil Rights Work of Black Capitalists”After World War II, a small cadre of black mediamakers and marketers builtsuccessful businesses around bridging the gap between black consumers and majoradvertisers. Central to their enterprise was producing marketplace visuals thatdefined African Americans as normal, enthusiastic, and valuable members of thepostwar consumer class, an essential status in the early Cold War era. These blackcapitalists erected an infrastructure around the consumer category of “specialmarkets” that changed the course of marketing. Through their media products, theyalso popularized conceptions of blackness that advanced African Americans’national belonging and citizenship claims, which facilitated concurrent civil rightsagendas. + Robert W. Woodruff Library - Jones Room Campus Events
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04:00PM 05:20PM Digital India and the Fourth Industrial Era: University Event Topic: International,Politics,OtherSchool: All Emory UniversityDepartment / Organization: Emory College,Political ScienceCost: FreeContact Name: Holli SemetkoContact Email: holli.semetko@emory.eduArvind Gupta, Innovation Evangelist, Technology Entrepreneur and Policy Advisor, is the Head and Co-Founder of Digital India Foundation, a policy think tank working in areas of Digital Inclusion, Internet Governance, Cyber Security, Electronics Manufacturing & Indian Software Products. With over 25 years of industry experience, in diverse sectors in variety of leadership, policy and entrepreneurial roles in India and Silicon Valley, Arvind Gupta was most recently the CEO of MyGov, an initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to Empower Citizens of India with Participative Governance & Digitally Communicate Schemes and Policies to all Indians. Gupta also led the Digital, Social Media and Communication Campaign for PM Narendra Modi, which resulted in PM Modi creating electoral history and achieving its Mission 272+ in the 2014 elections. An active member of TiE, NASSCOM and Founder Member of iSPiRT, Arvind Gupta also co-founded startups such as amplify.ai, apnaPay, Ideaswall among others. Mr. Gupta graduated with a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi. He has a Masters in Computer Science and MBA (Finance & Marketing) from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He was also awarded the Eisenhower Global Fellowship for Innovation for year 2014. + White Hall 207 Campus Events
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07:30PM 07:30PM Film: True Justice: School: Oxford CollegeDepartment / Organization: Oxford CollegeBuilding/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford)Event Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeContact Name: Brenna ValentineContact Email: brenna.a.valentine@emory.eduTrue Justice is an HBO documentary following Bryan Stevenson and EJI's struggle to create greater fairness in the criminal justice system. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality follows 30 years of EJI’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Told primarily in his own words, True Justice shares Stevenson’s experience with a criminal justice system that “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” The burden of facing this system is explored in candid interviews with associates, close family members, and clients. This feature documentary focuses on Stevenson’s life and career—particularly his indictment of the U.S. criminal justice system for its role in codifying modern systemic racism—and tracks the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration. Highlighting watershed moments involving cases and clients, True Justice offers a rare glimpse into the human struggle that is required when the poor and people of color are wrongly condemned or unfairly sentenced, and explores the personal toll it takes. The film chronicles EJI’s work in Alabama as well as the early influences that drove Stevenson to become an advocate for the poor and the incarcerated. As a young lawyer in the 1980s, he witnessed firsthand how courts unfairly applied the death penalty based on race and how the Supreme Court ultimately declared that racial bias in the administration of the death penalty was “inevitable.” The film also documents the monumental opening of EJI’s Legacy Museum and its National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which is dedicated to the more than 4,400 African American victims of lynching. These sites are part of EJI’s effort to engage the nation in a new era of truth and justice. As part of the campaign, EJI is working with communities to recognize lynching victims by collecting soil from lynching sites and erecting historical markers. This is an Oxford Studies event. + Oxford College Campus Events
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