social justice activism

Equity Summit and Social Justice Awards Dinner

Join educators, community members and experts from a range of disciplines for this annual event that addresses the pertinent social issues of our time.  The UC Davis Equity Summit coalesces people, ideas and institutions to deepen strategies, shape actions and create solutions.

  • UC Davis Conference Center | Davis, CA
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Book Talk on Educational Justice with Dr. Mark Warren

A Critical Dialogue on Educational Justice

Sociologist Mark R. Warren discusses his new book "Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!"  This book features voices from the front lines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States.

  • Law School, Room 1301
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What is Feminist Research: Lisa Ikemoto

July 04, 2018

Legal scholar Ikemoto applies critical race and critical feminist theory to an intersectional examination of reproductive rights and justice issues.  The goal of reproductive justice is for every person to have all the means necessary to make self-determining decisions on behalf of themselves.  This includes access to education, safe neighborhoods, and environmental justice.

What is Feminist Research: Dean Spade

June 21, 2018

Dean Spade discusses feminist frameworks for research and resistance in terms of the dynamic between the personal and political as well as the importance of compassion and care in the work to dismantle normative systems of hierarchy.  Centered in a racial and economic justice perspective, Spade uses pinkwashing as an example to raise questions about propaganda and skill building in community media reading practices.

What is Feminist Research: Tristan Josephson

June 21, 2018

Tristan Josephson discusses feminism, Trans Studies, and Trans/feminism.  Josephson brings a social justice perspective to researching how the state classifies transgender immigrants in asylum law, marriage, citizenship, and immigrant detention.  By taking a social justice approach to academic research, trans/feminist scholars provide helpful frameworks for thinking about how to challenge state violence and marginalization on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, and immigration status.

What is Feminist Research: Gargi Sen

March 21, 2018

For filmmaker Gargi Sen, feminism provides a lens through which to look at the ways power operates in the world and see how it can be transformed.  Here Sen discusses how her approach to social justice filmmaking has grown more open-ended and relational since her initial involvement in the early 1990s, and emphasizes the need for collaboration between artists and academics in times of crisis.