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Wed 8.26.15 | Race, Privilege, and Food Justice

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Food justice activists sometimes set up gardens in low-income communities. Margaret Ramírez studied a pair of food organizations in Seattle, including one led by Rev. Robert Jeffrey. Ramírez describes how the racial makeup of the staffers, the legacy of plantation slavery, and the gentrifying momentum created by "white spaces" affected what the two groups were able to accomplish.

Wed 8.12.15 | 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.

Mon 7.13.15 | US-Backed Violence in Latin America

Jennifer Disney

Ginger Williams

Ginger Williams & Jennifer Disney, “Militarism and Its Discontents" Social Justice (PDF)

Social Justice

 

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What does the imposition of neoliberalism in Latin America have to do with US militarism in the region? Why does the US provide military training and aid to nations like Colombia, Honduras, and Mexico? Jennifer Disney and Ginger Williams assert that US-backed military violence often targets civilians who resist the neoliberal agenda.

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.

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