Neoliberalism and the War on Our Youth
African American studies scholar, author and UCLA professor, Robin D.G. Kelley addresses mass incarceration, punitive measures against children of color in public schools, Trayvon Martin, the Occupy Movement and racism, and more in his talk, “Neoliberalism and the War on Our Youth” for the 6th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture.
Dr. Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA. His most recent book is Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Harvard University Press, 2012). He holds a PhD in U.S. History from UCLA, and his wide range of research and teaching interests cover the history of labor and radical movements in theU.S., the African Diaspora, and Africa; intellectual and cultural history; urban studies, and transnational movements.