Activist Scholarship: Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change

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Activist Scholarship: Antiracism, Feminism and Social Change Book Launch

7:00 pm, Thursday, February 18, 2010, Mills College Student Union

Critical scholars have increasingly come under attack as right-wing forces have attempted to silence ways of thinking and knowing that oppose racism, sexism and imperialism. How can students and faculty resist these trends? How can teaching, learning and research become tools for social change?

Join Ethnic Studies faculty Julia Sudbury and Margo Okazawa-Rey as they introduce us to their exciting new book. They will be joined by several contributors to the book – leading scholars from the U.S., Canada and Nigeria who are involved in feminist, antiracist, indigenous sovereignty, queer liberation, antiglobalization, antimilitary, and antiprison movements. The contributors will share their personal journeys and explain how they have combined their activist commitments with pedagogy and scholarship.

Monisha DasGupta, Solidarity Work in Transnational Feminism
Cynthia Wright & Nandita Sharma, Challenging the Security of National States
Amina Mama, Feminist Intellectual Work in African Universities
Margo Okazawa-Rey, Solidarity with Palestinian Women
Julia Sudbury, Activist Scholars and the Antiprison Movement

About the editors:
Julia Sudbury is Professor of Ethnic Studies at Mills College, author of Other Kinds of Dreams: Black Women’s Organisations and the Politics of Transformation and editor of Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex (Routledge, 2005).

Margo Okazawa-Rey is Professor at the Fielding Graduate University, Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University and Visiting Professor of Ethnic Studies at Mills College. She is coeditor of Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill 2007).

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