Join us for a book talk with Alec Karakatsansis (Founder and Executive Director of Civil Rights Corps), author of Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System (New York: The New Press, 2019).
In South to Freedom, historian Alice L. Baumgartner tells the story of why Mexico abolished slavery and how its increasingly radical antislavery policies fueled the sectional crisis in the United States. Southerners hoped that annexing Texas and invading Mexico in the 1840s would stop runaways and secure slavery’s future. Instead, the seizure of Alta California and Nuevo México upset the delicate political balance between free and slave states. This is a revelatory and essential new perspective on antebellum America and the causes of the Civil War.
Join us for a conversation with Spencer Nakasako, award-winning independent filmmaker, on his groundbreaking video work (a.k.a Don Bonus, Kelly Loves Tony, Refugee) with Southeast Asian refugee youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. This event reflects on the trilogy, which remains as powerful and poignant today as when it was released some twenty-five years ago, and provides an opportunity to discover and rediscover Nakasako’s innovative work.
Organized by the Gender, Equity and Human Rights Team in the Office of the Director General, WHO/HQ, this webinar seeks to share perspectives of the impact of racial and ethnicity-based discrimination on health and health inequities, as well as to present what can be done to address these inequities now and in building back better. This Webinar is part of “WHO Global Webinars on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Equity and the Social Determinants of Health”. It also constitutes part of the knowledge exchange events being convened for “World Health Day 2021” on Health Equity.
Bamby Salcedo, CEO of TransLatin@ Coalition in conversation with Dr. Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chair of Social Science & Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. Part of “Travesti and Trans Latina Activism – From the Streets to the Screen,” a two-part mini-lecture and film series exploring the connections among social movements led by travestis, trans latinas and transgender and gender non-binary people across the Americas.
Hear from practitioners: the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellows. The focus of this panel is to find intersections in the work with Afro-Brazilian communities and how various identity dimensions are reflected in memory, education, and culture.
Indianarae Siqueira, Founder of Casa Nem (Rio de Janeiro) in conversation Dr. Daniel da Silva, researcher of Lus-Afro-Brazilian gender, sexuality, and performance, and Professor of Portuguese at Rutgers University. Part of “Travesti and Trans Latina Activism – From the Streets to the Screen,” a two-part mini-lecture and film series exploring the connections among social movements led by travestis, trans latinas and transgender and gender non-binary people across the Americas.
In conversation with Author Roberto Lovato.
In Unforgetting, Roberto interweaves his father’s complicated history of survival in El Salvador and his own with first-hand reportage on gang life, state violence, and the heart of the immigration crisis in both El Salvador and the United States.