1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT March 22
Dean Spade, Professor, Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies, College of Education, Seattle University School of Law
Eric Stanley, Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley
The American Cultures Center and the Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley are excited to present the Staff as Students of Social Justice (SSSJ) public lecture series, Aspirations of Material Anti-Racism: What’s Next? in the Spring 2023 semester. Furthering the SSSJ Program’s goal to create a unique community of learning among UC Berkeley faculty, this public lecture programming aims to connect faculty working on the Berkeley campus with contemporaries in academia and beyond. The series will feature a set of conversations seeking to lift and provoke the criticality of university-based anti-racism projects. This series also sees the SSSJ program taking a new shape to continue supporting the growth of the staff-student community engaging in antiracist pedagogies.
In a decade of the Black Lives Matter movement, grassroots organizing, and the COVID pandemic, many people have begun to realize (again) the power of mutual aid, collectivity, and community care in ‘surviving crises and organizing resistance.’ This discussion centers on the long and unfolding traditions of trans/queer action, reflects on how collective liberation organizes against the conditions that constitute structures of violence, and provides possibilities for radical social transformation, love, joy, and laughter.
For any questions, please email sssj@berkeley.edu. Remote; Link provided upon registration.