Conference runs from Thursday evening, April 21 through Friday, April 22 (all day).This is a free event and requires pre-registration at: http://www.uccnrs.ucsb.edu/conference/logistics Speakers include:Irene Bloemraad, UC BerkeleyLawrence Bob, HarvardRamon Guitierrez, University of ChicagoCheryl Harris, UCLAMark Sawyer, UCLADarnell Hunt, UCLAZeus Leonardo, UC BerkeleyGeorge Lipsitz, UC Santa Barbara About the UC Center for New Racial Studies:A group of University of California faculty located at all ten campuses has received a significant grant from the UC Office of the President to launch the University of California Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS), a Multi-Campus Research Program. The UCCNRS makes its debut in July 2010 and has been assured of UC system-wide support for five subsequent academic years (until June 2015). Our Steering Committee includes scholars in the social sciences and humanities, ethnic studies, area studies, public policy, and law. The mission of the Center is to support innovation in UC-based race/ethnicity research and teaching and to encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative work focused on advancing social/racial justice in an era of changing racial dynamics and persistent racial/ethnic conflict and inequality. While our primary commitment is to establish a research network of UC scholars, we expect to forge links with other academic networks and institutions, as well as non-academic groups, that are working on issues of race and racism.