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‘Freedom Dreams,’ a Special 2-Day Event

Apr 26-Apr 27

- Free

‘Black, Brown, and Powerful: Freedom Dreams in Unequal Cities’


Los Angeles Trade Technical College, April 26–April 27, 2018

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.

Thursday 4/26
5–8 p.m.
LATTC South Campus Tent

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 pm
LATTC Aspen Hall
LATTC South Campus Tent

Research and Activism Workshops:
Freedom is a Place: Land, Rent, and Housing

Pay for Freedom, Work for Free: Economic Extraction in Criminal Justice

Disentangling the Web of the Juvenile Justice System

Special Performance: Woke Black Folk

Joint Convening of Workshops

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