author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness. “America’s Hidden Mental Health Crisis.” Sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center. Part of The Common Good series.
cofounder and codirector of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. “Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.” Sponsored CSWS.
Cherríe Moraga, Artist in Residence, Theater and Performance Studies and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University; and co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. “The Last Exhale of Our Mother’s Breath” — The ‘Work’ of the First Generation Writer. Sponsored CSWS.
James Braxton Peterson, Africana Studies and English, Lehigh University. “A Song, A Slogan, and A Service: Dispatches from the Movement for Black Lives.” Sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center. Part of the justice series.
Nadine Strossen, Law, New York Law School; served as president of the ACLU from 1991-2008. “Surveillance, Suppression, and Secrecy.” Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
Wendy Murphy, JD, specializes in the representation of crime victims, women and children; author of And Justice For Some: An Exposé of the Lawyers and Judges Who Let Dangerous Criminals Go Free. “How Title IX Finally Won Its Rightful Seat at the Civil Rights Table of Justice — and Why the Legs Are Still So Wobbly.” Sponsored by CSWS.
Michelle Alexander, Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University; author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceraton in the Age of Colorblindness (2010). “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” Sponsored by the Oregon Humanities Center. Part of the being human | human being series.
Russ Feingold, former U.S. Senator. “Corporate Power in Politics and the Economy: What the Citizens United Decision Means for Our Democracy.” Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.
|Symposium: “Gender Equity and Capitalism: The Impact of Capitalist Development on Women’s Economic Status and Rights.” Featured speakers included Barbara Pocock, Nancy Folbre and Alissa Trotz. Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.|
Dr. Beverly Wright, environmental justice scholar and activist, is the founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice currently at Dillard University in New Orleans. “The Perilous Consequences of Public Policy Decisions: Weathering the Storm of Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Gulf.” Sponsored by CSWS.
|Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, co-authored with husband and New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof. “Half the Sky: The Greatest Unexploited Resource in the World Today Isn’t Oil or Gold or Wind. It’s Women.” Sponsored by CSWS.|