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Lectures & Conferences, University, Virtual & Streaming
When HBO series Watchmen premiered in October 2019, the show—a dramatically different take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s original comic book/graphic novel—was noted for its direct confrontation of racism in America. Systemic racism, police brutality, collective trauma, and vigilante justice are all central themes to the TV remix. In light of ongoing deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police, nationwide protests, and calls for reforms, the show is now getting a second look with many calling it eerily prescient.
Join us in conversation about how Watchmen and other popular entertainment can highlight and help us understand critical issues around race and policing. The discussion will center on Watchmen, but we encourage you to join us even if you haven't seen the show.
Chris LeBron, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University
Leah Wright Rigueur, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Brandeis University
Deva Woodly, Associate Professor of Politics, The New School
Christopher Robichaud (Moderator), Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube Live. Attendees registered for this event will receive a reminder for the livestream fifteen minutes before the event along with a link to the YouTube page where you can participate in the live chat and ask questions during the event.