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    Truth under Siege: Making Climate Knowledge in an Age of Transparency, Skepticism, and Science Denial
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-11-11) Edwards, Paul N.
    This talk examines the history of environmental data systems in the context of the current US administration’s assault on environmental science. Tracking and understanding environmental change requires scientific memory, aka “long data”: consistent, reliable sampling over long periods. Weather observations can become climate data, for example — but only if carefully curated and adjusted to account for changes in instrumentation and data analysis methods. Environmental knowledge institutions therefore depend on an ongoing truce among scientific and political actors. For at least 25 years, climate denialism and deregulatory movements have sought to destabilize this truce, which nevertheless has held until recently. Since 2017, however, climate change deniers and non-scientist ideologues have been appointed to lead key American knowledge institutions. These leaders, and the White House itself, view certain environmental data systems as targets, which they may yet succeed in crippling or completely dismantling. These developments threaten the continuity of the “long data” vital to tracking climate change and other environmental disruptions, with significant consequences for both domestic and international security.
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    Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-10-02) Bervera, Xochitl ; Hairston-Blanks, Starla ; Patterson, Evelyn
    Reentry is a process that occurs the moment a person is imprisoned, released from prison, and reintegrates back into society, often without much direction. Given the marginalization of this terminology, we refer to the justice involved population as “returning citizens” given the overwhelming majority of individual’s incarcerated return to their communities. Upon leaving, returning citizens are expected to find housing, employment, and connect with their support system, often with little to no guidance. (Holzer, Raphael, & Stoll, 2003). Incarceration and the collateral damage impact it has on an individual once released is an overarching theme of “what’s next?” On average, within three years of release, roughly 67.8 percent of released prisoner’s recidivated (returned to prison or jail) and within five years of release, 76.6% were rearrested. When individuals continue to return to the correctional system at a rate where over -half, there should be viable solutions created to allow returning citizens to become productive members of their society and be of benefit to their families. How are African-American men going to interact with their partners, families, and if fortunate enough gain employment with a living wage, coworkers and employers when some have been traumatized due to the conditions of prison? How are African-American men to return to their children and foster healthy relationships if their chances of going back to prison are high? Studies show that African-American men would like the opportunity to connect in a social and economic ecological structure, preferably without stigma attached to them as returning citizens and reestablish themselves within their family structure. Furthermore, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported in 2015 there were 6.5 million adults under correctional supervision in the United States. This includes the number of adults who are incarcerated in federal and state correctional facilities or are currently under probation. Of this population, 1.4 million were men with a disproportionate number being African American who are 5 times more likely to be incarcerated than their Caucasian counterparts. When examining the impact of family reunification and recidivism the literature and research often focuses on motherhood and misses the direct impact of the father/child relationship on reducing likelihood to reoffend. Parental engagement not only has been proven to decrease the likelihood of reoffending, but literature shows that children who share bonds with fathers, even with non-custodial fathers are less likely to engage in delinquent actions and anti-social behaviors. Following research conducted by the Community Voices Division of Morehouse School of Medicine on African American fathers, justice involved populations and recidivism rates; this presentation will focus on the impact of mass incarceration at the intersection of racism, health and justice
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    Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-04) Benjamin, Ruha ; Nelson, Alondra ; Platt, Manu O. ; Pollock, Anne
    All are welcome for a public dialogue featuring two world-leading experts on the intersections of race and biomedicine in science and in society. Alondra Nelson, Columbia University, author of Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination and The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University, author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier. Co-sponsored by The Black Feminist Think Tank and the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine, with the generous support of GT-FIRE
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    Racism and Health in the South
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-05) Jones, Camara ; Metzl, Jonathan
    This public dialogue brings together two world-leading experts on the impact of racism on health: Camara Jones, President of the American Public Health Association and professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Jonathan Metzl, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University. The facilitated conversation will focus on issues of racism and health in the U.S. South. Organized by the Working Group on Race and Racism in Contemporary Biomedicine, with the support of GT-FIRE.
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    Books, Libraries, and the Digital Future
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09-09) Darnton, Robert
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    Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-09-12) Kempe, Frederick
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    Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-02-25) Houston, Ivan J.
    Ivan J. Houston is an African American business icon and decorated World War II veteran and author.
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    Mariamne Samad and the Creation of the Dashiki: The Making of a Radical Black Nationalist in Harlem and Jamaica
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-02-18) Davis, Leroy
    Dr. Leroy Davis is an Associate Professor of 20th Century African American and American History, 20th Century African Diaspora, at Emory University.
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    Brutalism, Masterplans and Swinging London: Piccadilly Circus Re-imagined 1957–1973
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-04-14) Gilbert, David
    David Gilbert is Professor of Urban and Historical geography in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway College, University of London, a member of the department’s Social and Cultural Geography Group and Director of the MA in Cultural Geography (Research). His research interest is in the geography and history of Twentieth-century London, and on British modernity more generally. He is currently Director of a major research project exploring relationships between fashion and urban change in post-war London. Other work on London has focused on the influence of imperialism on London’s physical, social and cultural landscapes. This work on Imperial Cities was sponsored by Leverhulme Trust. Dr. Gilbert has also written on urban tourism, and on suburban culture and identity. Earlier work concerned the historical geographies of protest, community and collective identity, and was particularly concerned with strikes and the British coal industry.
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    The Rosewood Massacre: Reconstructing a Cold Case File
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-02-28) Tereshchuk, David
    David Tereshchuk has written for many US publications including The New York Times, and AM New York, where "The Media Beat" began as a weekly column. He has also contributed to The Guardian, The Observer, and the New Statesman in London. On television he has reported and made documentaries for American and British networks from many countries around the world, and he has acted as a media adviser to corporations, non-profit organizations and the United Nations. He wrote and produced for ABC News and The Discovery Channel the TV documentary "Rosewood Massacre: The Untold Story", about a lynch-mob’s destruction of a Florida community.