activism

Tues 1.06.15 | The Radical Imagination

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According to Alex Khasnabish, we're in the midst of a double crisis, one hammering the general population and the other affecting the work of radical activists. Khasnabish believes that the radical imagination, a collective process that animates social movements, must be nurtured and prioritized. He counterposes the radical imagination to capitalist imaginaries that are foisted on people desperately seeking economic security.

Wed 1.01.14 | Regarding Animals

Paul Waldau, Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know Oxford U. Press, 2010

Paul Waldau, Animal Studies: An Introduction Oxford U. Press, 2013

Religion and Animals Institute

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We've all heard about human rights, but what about animal rights? What rights do animals, should animals, have, and what stands in the way of their realization? And how does the US compare with other nations in terms of animal protection commitments? Paul Waldau and his ideas are at the forefront of a growing interdisciplinary field called animal studies.

Mon 12.30.13 | Sustaining Activism

Jeffrey Rubin & Emma Sokoloff-Rubin, Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women's Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration Duke U. Press, 2013

Rubin & Sokoloff-Rubin, “International Women’s Day and Gender Equality in Brazil” Americas Quarterly

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What happens when an historian brings his teenage daughter along to study a women's movement begun by teenagers? And what can a social movement in rural Brazil tell us about activism, social change, and possibilities for greater democracy? Jeffrey Rubin and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin tell the story of women who fought for social justice and for equality at home.

Tues 11.05.13 | Libraries and the Alternative Press

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Unique and vital perspectives are and have been offered up by underground newspapers, zines, and other radical publications. But alternative materials are for the most part not carried by libraries. Alycia Sellie comments on the value of alternative publications and describes behind-the-scenes efforts, by her and other activist librarians, to get them into library collections.

Wed 5.29.13 | Regarding Animals

Paul Waldau, Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know Oxford U. Press, 2010

Paul Waldau, Animal Studies: An Introduction Oxford U. Press, 2013

Religion and Animals Institute

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We've all heard about human rights, but what about animal rights? What rights do animals, should animals, have, and what stands in the way of their realization? And how does the US compare with other nations in terms of animal protection commitments? Paul Waldau and his ideas are at the forefront of a growing interdisciplinary field called animal studies.

Tues 4.30.13 | Panther Sister

Judy Juanita, Virgin Soul Viking, 2013

Judy Juanita, “Five Comrades in the Black Panther Party, 1967-1970” Black Bird Press News & Review

C.S. gives a talk in SF this Friday

 

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At a time when the world was changing, the Black Panther Party in Oakland came along to transform the US civil rights movement. How has the world changed (or not) since? What lessons can we learn from the Panthers' radical perspective on US society? Judy Juanita, a member of the party in its early days, describes in her debut novel those times and the people she knew.

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