Please join WGS for a reception celebrating the appearance of WGS Director of Undergraduate Studies Caroline Light's new book Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-defense.
Wednesday, March 22, 5-6 pm
WGS Lounge, Boylston Ground Floor
Refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.
Copies of the book will be raffled off to students.
Stand Your Ground explores the development of the American right to “self-defense,” and reveals how the “duty to retreat” from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. In her rigorous genealogy, Light traces white America’s attachment to racialized, lethal self-defense, from the original “castle laws” to the radicalization of the NRA.