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April 2021

CANCELLED | Living Democracy Talk: Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass
Isaac Julien and Mark Nash

April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Artist and filmmaker, Isaac Julien, and writer and curator, Mark Nash, will screen excerpts from Julien's film "Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass" in a presentation that will explore the importance of looking to history and biography to articulate contemporary cultural movements. Isaac Julien's moving image practice draws from and comments on a range of artistic disciplines including film, theatre, photography and performance. Julien is a Distinguished Professor of the Arts and Nash is a Professor of Arts at UC Santa Cruz where they run the Isaac Julien Lab, a platform for the innovation of visual and sonic languages for production and the critical reception of moving image, video art, and installation work by examining historical and contemporary art practice. Sponsored by the IHC’s Living Democracy series and the Hester and Cedric Crowell Endowment Image: Isaac Julien,

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May 2021

Living Democracy Talk: What We Can Do For Each Other
Cristina Rivera Garza

May 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What We Can Do for Each Other: Wake Work in Our Times

REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link One of the greatest threats against democracy and justice is indolence--defined as a form of militant indifference based on the lack of empathy for the suffering of others. Cristina Rivera Garza will explore how taking part in and contributing to transnational emotional communities in Mexico and the U.S., many based on shared experiences of social suffering and the grieving that comes with it, may help us leap out of ourselves and into the heart of the bond we share with human and non-human beings alike. Audience Q&A will follow. Cristina Rivera Garza is Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Studies and Creative Writing and Director of the PhD in Creative Writing in Spanish Program at the University of Houston. She is an award-winning author, translator, and critic. Her recent publications include The Taiga

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2021 The Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate: Taming Titans: How Should We Regulate Big Tech?
Michael J. Burstein, Sonia Katyal, Kate Klonick, Randal C. Picker

May 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rupe Debate

REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link Participants: Sonia Katyal, UC Berkeley School of Law Kate Klonick, St. John’s University School of Law Randal C. Picker, University of Chicago School of Law Moderator: Michael J. Burstein, Cardozo School of Law Experts on law and technology discuss how we should regulate Big Tech companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.  Sonia Katyal, Distinguished Haas Chair at UC Berkeley School of Law and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, has published widely on the intersection of technology, intellectual property, and civil rights (including antidiscrimination, privacy, and freedom of speech) as well as on law, gender, and sexuality. Kate Klonick, Assistant Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law and Affiliate Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, has

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Reading: UC Santa Barbara Student Veteran Writers

May 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link UC Santa Barbara student veterans will read stories about their military experiences, followed by audience Q&A. Sponsored by the IHC’s Living Democracy series and the UC Santa Barbara Veterans Writing Workshop REGISTER NOW

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