Faculty, students among speakers at 'From Chicago to Chiapas'
University faculty members, students and alumni will be among the speakers discussing some of the leading controversies in America at a conference to be held Friday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19, in Ida Noyes Hall. The conference is organized by the Youth Section of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The conference, "From Chicago to Chiapas: Locating Politics in the '90s and Beyond," will bring together students from across the country to discuss such topics as youth politics, race in the '90s, the labor movement, alternative media, feminist theory, prisons and politics, socialist transnationalism, immigration and access to higher education.
Among the speakers will be Paul Loeb, author of Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus; Adolph Reed, writer for the Progressive and professor at Northwestern University; Harlem activist Shakoor Aljwani; Michael Dawson, Associate Professor in Political Science; Lawrence Soley, author of Leasing the Ivory Tower: The Corporate Takeover of Academia; Beth Schulman, associate publisher of In These Times; Tom Frank (Ph.D.'95), editor of the Baffler; Lauren Berlant, Professor in English Language & Literature; John Wilson, a graduate student in the Committee on Social Thought and author of The Myth of Political Correctness: The Conservative Attack on Higher Education; Candace Vogler, Assistant Professor in Philosophy; and College students Andrea Laiacona, former director of WHPK, and Katrina Harrison and Will Burns of the Black United Front.
The conference will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18. The final session is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. The suggested registration fee is $20. See the Calendar for session times and titles. For more information, call Kevin Pranis or Bill Dixon at 643-8725.