As an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, Chelsea Manning disclosed classified documents to WikiLeaks that revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in a military prison, but released in 2017 after President Obama commuted her sentence. While in prison, Manning publicly identified as a trans woman and asserted her right to medical therapy. Now an advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights, Manning will speak about ethics in public service; resistance in the age of artificial intelligence; activism and protest; transgender issues; and the intersection of technology and people’s lives.
Part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series
$35: General Admission (Purchase online)
$15: UCLA faculty/staff tickets (Visit the Central Ticket Office – 310-825-2101)
UCLA Alumni Association members enjoy at 10% discount for all performances (Only available through Central Ticket Office)
Free for current students
For security purposes, backpacks and other large bags will not be permitted in the venue. We encourage you to leave these items at home.