On the evening of #J18, we gathered at UCLA to celebrate ongoing struggles for social justice and to affirm their urgent relevance in the face of this current national and global moment. Let it be known that, as a place of teaching and learning, we did not bear silent witness to the politics of hate and fear, that we stood up to proclaim the power of knowledge on the frontlines of justice.
Below are the clips of the speakers from that evening.
Co-Founder of #BLACKLIVESMATTER, Founder & Board Member of Dignity and Power Now, UCLA Alumna.
Author of We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation and Executive Director, the Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University
Erika L. Sánchez
Author of poetry collection Lessons on Expulsion and the novel I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.
Distinguished professor in World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA; opera, theater and festival director.
Migrant, muxer, and activist born in Mexico and organizer in Los Angeles.
Artist/activist, prison abolitionist professor developing UCLA’s prison education program, creator of “Lyrics From Lockdown”.
Hip-hop artist, songwriter, co-founder of Artivist Entertainment.