Wednesday, Novemer 6, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes local professor and author of You Can't Stop the Revolution, Andrea S. Boyles, in conversation with St. Louis community activist Amy Hunter.
You Can’t Stop the Revolution is a vivid participant ethnography conducted from inside of Ferguson protests as the Black Lives Matter movement catapulted onto the global stage. Sociologist Andrea S. Boyles offers an everyday montage of protests, social ties, and empowerment that coalesced to safeguard black lives while igniting unprecedented twenty-first-century resistance. Focusing on neighborhood crime prevention and contentious black citizen–police interactions in the context of preserving black lives, this book examines how black citizens work to combat disorder, crime, and police conflict. Boyles offers an insider’s analysis of cities like Ferguson, where a climate of indifference leaves black neighborhoods vulnerable to conflict, where black lives are seemingly expendable, and where black citizens are held responsible for their own oppression. You Can’t Stop the Revolution serves as a reminder that community empowerment is still possible in neighborhoods experiencing police brutality and interpersonal violence.
Andrea S. Boyles is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Lindenwood University, Belleville. She is a feminist, race scholar, and the author of Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort.
Amy Hunter is a longtime community activist based in St. Louis, as well as a diversity and inclusion specialist for Boeing. Previously, she was the manager of diversity and inclusion at St. Louis Children's Hospital and director of racial justice for the St. Louis YWCA.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.