SAVE THE DATES: “Black, Brown, and Powerful,” an Institute on Inequality & Democracy event, 4/26-4/27 @ LATTC

In Los Angeles and elsewhere, black and brown communities face multiple forms of banishment and exploitation. At this event, convened by the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin, we share and discuss research and activism to analyze structures of urban displacement, racialized policing, criminal justice debt, forced labor, and the mass supervision and control of youth. But unequal cities are also where freedom dreams are created and enacted. Located in, and thinking from South Los Angeles, we shine a light on organizing frameworks and resistance strategies that challenge exclusion and refuse subordination.

We invite scholars, students, activists, artists, community-based and nonprofit organizations, foundations, policymakers and public officials, and all those interested in social justice work, to join us. Information on registration and participation will be available in early April. The full program is available HERE.
Thursday, 4/26 | 5–8 p.m. | LATTC South Tent
– From Banishment to Freedom
A collection of talks outlining the main dimensions of inequality in Los Angeles and highlighting key visions and practices for building power.
– Special Performance: Lockdown Unplugged
Friday, 4/27 | 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. | LATTC Aspen Hall & LATTC South Tent
– Research and Activism Workshops:
1. Freedom is a Place: Land, Rent, and Housing
2. Pay for Freedom, Work for Free: Economic Extraction in Criminal Justice
3. Disentangling the Web of the Juvenile Justice System
– Special Performance: Woke Black Folk
– Joint Convening of Workshops

To download the flyer, click here.

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