On June 3, 2020, three scholars at the University of California, Irvine reflected on the persistence of anti-Black violence and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic: Jessica Millward, associate professor of history; Sabrina Strings, associate professor of sociology; and Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, associate professor of African American studies. The event was moderated by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, faculty director of the UCI Humanities Center. The event was covered in the Daily Pilot here.

"In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass. Love it. Love it hard. Yonder they do not love your flesh." - Toni Morrison, Beloved

Books by the speakers:

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Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (New York University Press, 2019) by Sabrina Strings
Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland (University of Georgia Press, 2015) by Jessica Millward
Waste of a White Skin: The Carnegie Corporation and the Racial Logic of White Vulnerability (University of California Press, 2015) by Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

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