Race Matters Series: Robin Kelley "The War on Our Youth"

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Multi-Cultural Center Lounge, UCSB
6:00 pm


This talk will explore the connections between neoliberalism (the philosophy that free markets, free trade, deregulation, and increased privatization of what used to be public) to mass incarceration, punitive measures against youth of color in public schools, police repression and vigilante violence directed at young people (from Stop and Frisk to the Zimmerman verdict). In addition, Robin Kelley will discuss how policies of subjugation, surveillance, and divestment extend globally. Robin Kelley is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA.