Tune in to "Off the Shelf" Podcast Debut Episode with Lou Turner
“Off the Shelf: Revolutionary Readings in Times of Crises” is a new podcast series from HRI featuring in-depth conversations with Black scholars on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
Hosted by Augustus Wood (postdoctoral research fellow and past HRI campus felllow), each episode explores books and scholars the guest recommends we take “off the shelf” to help us understand our current moment.
In episode one, Professor Lou Turner (Urban and Regional Planning) makes the case for why we should all know the life and work of Hal Baron, a sometimes-hidden but deeply influential figure in the struggles against institutional racism and economic inequality. Spanning decades and multiple movements, the conversation uncovers Baron's prescient insights into the rise of white nationalism. Also learn more about Turner's work with the Hal Baron Project research team.
Companion Event on January 29 at 12 p.m.
Join us for a Zoom presentation and Q&A with Professor Lou Turner (Urban and Regional Planning) on the Hal Baron Project and what Baron's work can teach us about the current moment. At the core of this project are two unpublished manuscripts and the development of website and digital content platforms to serve as a portal to Hal Baron’s legacy. Register now!