Crossing Borders: Translating Research Into Action - 2018 Social Justice Research Symposium

When Nov 02, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Law School (9-11am at Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway)
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 UofL's Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research will host this 2nd annual symposium.

The day kicks off 6th Annual Research Meets Activism Breakfast: "Solidarity and Global Liberation" from 9-11am at the Louisville Urban League. The breakfast features a panel of local activists and researchers on solidarity and liberation, with closing comments by ABI lecturer Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University and author of How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. The breakfast is free but registration is required.

The Symposium continues at the Law School with a lunch, concurrent sessions, poster presentations, a community partner expo, and a 4pm keynote address by Dr. Alvaro Huerta on "(Im)migration in Context: History, Resistance, and Hope." Dr. Huerta is an interdisciplinary professor of Urban & Regional Planning as well as Ethnic & Women's Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Huerta will bridge the gap between the United States’ (often hidden) history of immigration, and its tumultuous present. He will lift up alternatives to current talking points, and celebrate the youth movements that promise to re-write the narrative of the immigrant experience.

The symposium is open to the public and faculty, staff, and students interested in social justice are encouraged to attend.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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