Funmilola Fagbamila, our 2017 Activist-in-Residence, discusses the inception of the Black Lives Matter movement, the importance of recalling and writing this history, and the transformation of social justice activism under the current political regime.
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We are delighted to share the complete video of “Judith Butler: This is What Resistance Looks Like” that took place on February 15, 2017 at Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA. Guest lecture featuring: JUDITH BUTLER Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, […]
We are pleased to share a highlight video from our event “From the Frontlines of Justice” that took place on January 18, 2017 at UCLA’s Ackerman Grand Ballroom. On the evening of #J18, we gathered at UCLA to celebrate ongoing struggles for social justice and to affirm their urgent relevance in the face of this current national and global moment. Let […]
By Riley O’Brien, UCLA Master’s Student, Urban and Regional Planning After Donald Trump’s election, the shock of his victory quickly gave way to uncertainty about the best way for progressives to respond. Some thinkers claimed that Hillary Clinton lost the election by emphasizing the needs of women, people of color, and LGBT people, and that the […]
Marking the passage of 75 years since a presidential executive order that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs hosted a panel discussion on Feb. 23, 2017, that took place at a time when many U.S. citizens believe history is in danger of repeating […]
The meaning of the word “woke” used to be so simple before modern culture co-opted it. It was the past tense of wake: to become conscious after sleeping. But in some circles “woke” has taken on a deeper meaning.
We are delighted to share the complete video of “From the Frontlines of Justice” that was part of the #J18 Call to Action on January 18, 2017 at UCLA’s Ackerman Grand Ballroom. About #J18 and Beyond January 18, 2017, was a day to Teach, Organize, Resist. Poised between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the presidential inauguration, #J18 was an […]
Teach! Organize! Resist! That was the call by organizers of J18, a daylong exercise of teaching and learning at UCLA, as a response to the uncertainty and fear of many people surrounding the transfer of power to a new U.S. administration.
By Andrés Carrasquillo, UCLA Master’s Student, Urban and Regional Planning Conducted on 2017-01-18 at Ackerman Ballroom IID: Your pinned tweet is “DON’T MOURN, ORGANIZE. DON’T DESPAIR, CREATE.” What do you mean by ‘create’? JC: Well, “Don’t mourn, organize” comes from the labor movement and the idea that we don’t have time to mourn. We have to […]
By Rachel Wells, UCLA Doctoral Student, Social Welfare Before attending the Institute on Inequality and Democracy’s J18 events, a day focused on the ideas of Teach.Organize.Resist. two days before the presidential inauguration, I read a post on the role of social work in a Trump administration (Hayes, Karpman, & Miller, 2016). Drawing from the NASW […]