6th ANNUAL GOING GLOBAL CONFERENCE
Global Justice, Equity, and Empowerment:
Understanding and Enacting Social Change
Friday, April 19, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bruin Reception Room, Ackerman Building
For networking lunch & reception, please RSVP
Advocacy, social justice movements, and community mobilization have been increasingly powerful tools utilized by individuals, interest groups, and communities to achieve social change. This interdisciplinary conference explores how these movements can become more pervasive and pronounced in achieving their desired impacts in our increasingly globalized world. Social change can be enacted from either the top-down or through a grassroots approach. No matter where this spark originated or where it was directed, we are interested in learning more about work that attempts to analyze or perpetuate social change, in all disciplines. How has the need for social change guided your research? Have tenets of advocacy and social reform guided your organization, research, or art? Graduate students of all academic affiliations and backgrounds are encouraged to submit work on their research on movements and vectors of social change.
Opening Remarks by Sherene Razack, Distinguished Professor, Gender Studies; Penny Kanner Endowed Chair in Women's Studies Professor Razack's research and teaching focus on racial violence. She is the founder of the virtual research and teaching network Racial Violence Hub (RVHub).
Keynote Speaker: Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Geography and inaugural Director of The Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin. She holds The Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy. Professor Roy's most recent work is on urban transformations in the global South, especially in Calcutta. She also works on scholarship around international development, especially entrepreneurial capitalism, poverty alleviation and global finance writ large.