Talk: Barbara Ransby presents "Scholar-activism in the Era of the New McCarthyism"

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Grand Salon, UCLA Kerckhoff Hall

Noted writer, historian and activist Professor Barbara Ransby will explore the inter-institutional space of ideas and organizing, linking research and scholarship to communities and movement-based work.

A distinguished professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ransby holds the John D. MacArthur Chair in the departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History. She also directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative, a project that promotes connections between scholars and community organizers who are doing work on social justice.

A discussion moderated by UCLA Professor Ananya Roy will follow, with Ransby joined by UCLA scholars Sherene H. Razack and David C. Turner III.

This lecture is hosted by the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series the Transformative Action series:

Information is powerful only when it’s in a form that can guide achievable change. This year, the Luskin School is highlighting innovators — here and elsewhere — turning vision into reality and producing Transformative Action.

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Organized by the Institute on Inequality and Democracy and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Cosponsored by the CSRC.

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