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The new UCLA Luskin School Institute on Inequality and Democracy, under the leadership of inaugural director Ananya Roy, professor of urban planning and social welfare, will launch on Feb. 4-5 at UCLA and the Japanese American National Museum.
Over two days and evenings, “Urban Color-Lines” will include eminent UCLA scholars as well as intellectuals and activists who are actively working on human rights and social justice issues locally, nationally and internationally. From discussions on “Markets, Race, and the Aftermath of Slavery” to “Decolonizing the University,” the event will serve as an introduction to key themes to be explored at the new institute.
On the evening of Feb. 5, portions of the HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero” will screen at UCLA James Bridges Theater, and writer and creator David Simon — who also did the HBO series “The Wire” and “Treme” — will give a keynote lecture.
For event details, click here. Learn more about Roy in the UCLA Newsroom story, Ananya Roy: a scholar with a mandate for social justice.