Photograph courtesy of David Angell.

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University is attempting to understand responses in Rhode Island to the racial justice protests that occurred during 2020, especially in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. We are exploring the various forms these protests took and the responses to them, especially by the state and the police. We are particularly interested in understanding how RI communities’ experiences of police violence and structural racism resonated with the broader national (and global) racial justice movement. This project is part of Brown University’s response to identifying and addressing systemic racism in the United States.

This project developed as a result of a grant initially received in July of 2020 from the Provost’s Office at Brown University as part of the Addressing Systemic Racism Fund: Advancing Knowledge through Research and Programming.

If you have questions about the project, please reach out to us at inthewake@brown.edu