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History and the American Imagination with Reginald Dwayne Betts and Nicole R. Fleetwood

October 18, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

An announcement for History and the American Imagination, taking place at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice on October 18 at 6:30 p.m.. Depicts featured speakers Reginald Dwayne Betts and Nicole R. Fleetwood.

Humanities New York is pleased to host its fourth annual “History and the American Imagination,” an evening with poet and prison reform advocate Reginald Dwayne Betts and Nicole R. Fleetwood, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

Betts and Fleetwood will discuss the history of incarceration and state violence in the United States and how that history is remembered and represented in American life today. The conversation will address incarceration’s impact on individuals as well as their families and communities, highlighting the process of societal reentry and its depiction in the public sphere. The evening will conclude with an audience question and answer session.

The choice of speakers has been inspired by HNY’s Post-Incarceration Humanities Partnership (PIHP) program which supports organizations in New York State that serve individuals who have previously been incarcerated and their families.

History and the American Imagination is free and open to the public with registration. Participants who cannot join in-person will be able to livestream this event. Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person attendees. The speakers will be available to sign copies of their books after the event; books will not be sold in-person and can be purchased in advance (links below).


October 18, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY, NY 10017 United States
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