Join UCSB's Arts & Lectures "Race to Justice" Series in hosting Michelle Alexander.
The conversation will be between Michelle Alexander and Victor Rios, UCSB Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Social Sciences, followed by a Q&A.
The New York Times columnist Michelle Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow, the acclaimed bestseller that “struck the spark that would eventually light the fire of Black Lives Matter” (Ibram X. Kendi). Marked by a special 10th anniversary edition release, her celebrated book continues to peel back the curtain on systemic racism in the American prison system. A legal scholar, social justice advocate and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, Alexander takes a hard look at racial injustice in the modern legal system to reveal how mass incarceration has come to replace segregation. She offers a new perspective on the challenges facing the civil rights community and a rousing call-to-action for a multi-racial, multi-ethnic human rights movement for justice in America.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi kicked things off with a very enlightening conversation with Professor Jeffrey Stewart,
Professor France Winddance Twine engaged in an insightful discussion with Brittany K. Barnett.
We enjoyed a one-hour conversation and audience Q&A with Wynton Marsalis and moderator Professor Jeffrey Stewart,
The series went on to highlight the music and activism of Rhiannon Giddens, with a special matinee concert from her home in Ireland, followed by a Q&A,
There was a screening of the documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble and Q&A with filmmaker Dawn Porter, and conversation with Sister Helen Prejean and Professor Alison Brysk, Chair of the UCSB Department of Global Studies.
There was a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Creator of The 1619 Project Nikole Hannah-Jones. This presentation was followed by a Q&A with the audience.
There was a presentation with Ta-Nehisi Coates followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Terrance Wooten from the Department of Black Studies.
There was a presentation with Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal and followed with a Q&A moderated by Ingrid Banks, Chair of the Department of Black Studies.
There was a presentation by Anna Deavere Smith, followed by a Q&A moderated by Stephanie Leigh Batiste, Professor of English.
There was a conversation with Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown-Trickey and North Hall Endowed Chair in the Linguistics of African America Dr. Anne H. Charity-Hudley, followed by a Q&A.
W. Kamau Bell was in conversation with Belinda Robnett, UCSB’s Vice Chancellor
for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and was followed by a Q&A.
Dr. Mae C. Jemison presented a moderated talk by Susannah Scott, UCSB Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
All of these events are free to UCSB students.
Please join us and spread the word! Register at: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/SelectTickets.aspx?PerfNum=4566
February 26, 2021 - 2:42pm