The 2014 Humanities Center Lecture Series will conclude TONIGHT (Tuesday, April 29), with a talk titled “Intersectional Social Justice from the Shoes on Your Feet to the Food You Eat.” The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mali 2 Lecture Hall (Dana 202).
Scholar-activist Anthony J. Nocella II, PhD, will explain why all social justice issues—racial, environmental, animal, disability, women, youth, and queer—are interconnected and why we cannot merely read and write about them, but must organize and resist in the streets in radical, creative, transformative ways. This conversation will begin with theory and conclude with explaining how we all can act practically and daily.
Anthony J. Nocella II, an intersectional scholar–community organizer, has published more than 50 scholarly articles or book chapters. He is the editor of Peace Studies Journal and co-founded and is director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies. His books include Earth, Animal and Disability Liberation: The Rise of the Eco-ability Movement (2012), Global Industrial Complex: Systems of Domination (2011), and The End of Prisons: Reflections from the Decarceration Movement (2013). In 2009 he co-founded with others, including four youth incarcerated in New York, Save the Kids—a leading national grassroots organization working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. His areas of interest include social justice education, disability studies, Hip Hop, transformative justice, and peace and conflict studies. His website is www.anthonynocella.org.
The 2014 Humanities Center Lecture Series theme is Utopia/Dystopia, led by Beth Richards, director of First- and Second-Year Writing in the College of Arts & Sciences. Throughout the spring semester, the lecture series has explored utopia and dystopia in disciplines from the sciences to the arts, media, psychology, history, film, philosophy, and literature.