Community Justice & The Ivory Tower

April 23, 2021 (Friday) / 5:30 pm


Community Justice & The Ivory Tower

A Conversation with Davarian L. Baldwin

Davarian L. Baldwin

Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies and founding director of the Smart Cities Lab, Trinity College

Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad

Philadelphia-born organizer, writer, and co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Co-op

Krystal Strong

Assistant Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania and an organizer with BLM Philly

Jolyon Baraka Thomas

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania and an organizer with Penn for PILOTS

Presented by AAUP-Penn

All university members and Philadelphia residents are invited to attend a panel discussion of the university’s role in gentrifying and policing neighborhoods in cities across the country, with a focus on Penn and West Philly. The event will feature the new book of scholar Davarian Baldwin, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities are Plundering our Cities (Bold Type Books, 2021). Prof. Baldwin will be in conversation with Penn faculty and community activists. 

Organized by AAUP-Penn, the University of Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Sponsors: Civic House, Wolf Humanities Center, SNF Paideia.

Penn Co-sponsors: Penn for PILOTS; Police Free Penn; Fossil Free Penn; Latinx Coalition; Asian Pacific Student Coalition; Penn Association for Gender Equity; Lambda Alliance; United Minorities Council; UMOJA Coalition; Penn Community for Justice; GET-UP; University of Pennsylvania YDSA.

Community Co-sponsors: The Paul Robeson House; Scribe Video Center; Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture; People’s Emergency Center.