They began with Toni Morrison. “In this here place, we flesh; flesh that weeps, laughs; flesh that dances on bare feet in grass,” read Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, an associate professor of African American studies at UC Irvine, at the start of an hourlong discussion on anti-Black violence, racism and the act of mourning Wednesday. … The panel featured speakers Willoughby-Herard, Jessica Millward, an associate professor of history, and Sabrina Strings, an associate professor of sociology.

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