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2014 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2014 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Aletia Robey and Elisabeth Virgo.

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2015 Social Justice Research Paper Awards Winners

Congratulations to 2015 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winner Leah Gravius.

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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

2015 – Emory University historian Carol Anderson's lecture was inspired by Anderson’s essay for the Washington Post titled “Ferguson Isn’t About Black Rage Against Cops. It’s White Rage Against Progress” – which immediately went viral — and is also the subject of a forthcoming book.

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From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Why we need a new culture of belonging

From Freedom Summer to Ferguson: Why we need a new culture of belonging

2014 – University of California Berkeley professor of law, African American studies and ethnic studies John A. Powell, J.D. provided insights based on decades of research and activism in the areas of race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty and democracy.

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Why the Past Won’t Go Away: The Crisis of History in the Age of Post-Racialism

Why the Past Won’t Go Away: The Crisis of History in the Age of Post-Racialism

2013 – Schomburg Center director Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad spoke about how knowing the past directly relates to understanding the present race-related crises.

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Neoliberalism and the War on Our Youth

Neoliberalism and the War on Our Youth

2012 – African American studies scholar, author and UCLA professor, Robin D.G. Kelley addressed mass incarceration, punitive measures against children of color in public schools, Trayvon Martin, the Occupy Movement and racism, and more in his talk for the 6th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture.

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

2011 – Author Dr. Michelle Alexander was the guest speaker for the fifth annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featuring a presentation of her book.

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“Creating a Vital Transformative Change In the Struggle For American Freedom”

“Creating a Vital Transformative Change In the Struggle For American Freedom”

2010 – The fourth annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featured a presentation by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, a cultural historian, singer/composer, student activist leader veteran of the Albany, Georgia Civil Rights Movement; and a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC Freedom Singers).

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From Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Freedom Movement’s Unfinished Business

From Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Freedom Movement’s Unfinished Business

2009 – The 3rd Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featured Prof. Michael Honey, who delivered a lecture entitled, “From Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Freedom Movement’s Unfinished Business”.

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What Now? What Next? Revisiting the Radical Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

What Now? What Next? Revisiting the Radical Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

2008 – 2nd Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture: Dr. Ransby is author of the award-winning Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, and associate professor of history/African American Studies/Gender and Women*s Studies at Univ. of Illinois-Chicago.

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2007: A Race Odyssey

2007: A Race Odyssey

2007 – The first Anne Braden Memorial Lecture guest speaker, the late Julian Bond, was a civil rights icon and catalyst for change during the Civil Rights Movement.

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