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Lisa Brock

Rage Against the Narrative: “I don’t do diversity, I do triage”

By Lisa Brock, Senior Editor

Hello Praxis readers. Welcome to 2016. We launch the third year of Praxis Center with the second installment of Rage Against the Narrative: How to Understand Psychic Violence and Murder, a three-part series, by Senior Editor Dr. Lisa Brock. As a historian attentive to the way current issues have deep historical roots but are often overlooked or negated in popular renderings, Brock is interested in disrupting and disturbing subliminal power conventions that become so normalized that they are often invisible to some yet cause ongoing psychic harm to others. Brock has been in academia for over forty years as a student, faculty member and administrator. This series is written in response to the uprising sparked by the killings of unarmed black people throughout the US. The three epigraphs below are gestures to each part. (more…)

Charleston and Donald Trump

By Lisa Brock, Senior Editor and Academic Director, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Like many, my heart was broken upon hearing that 21 year-old Dylann Roof staked out the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and after sitting in … Continue reading

Digna and Me: Cuba, Race & Transnational Solidarity

By Lisa Brock, Senior Editor and Academic Director, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced to great excitement that he planned to modify the 55-year-old US blockade against Cuba. Given that Congress passed major … Continue reading