Now! Social Justice and STEM
The time for social justice is now. In wide-ranging presentations from leading scholars, activists, journalists and artists, the 2016 Nelson Series explores contemporary issues of social justice and investigates how those with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may—and must—incorporate social justice work in both their daily practice and long-range goals.
Admission to this public lecture series is complimentary. Unless otherwise specified, events are held in the auditorium of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvey Mudd College located at 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont. A dessert reception follows each lecture.
Melina Abdullah – Tuesday, Sept. 27
Professor and Chair, Department of Pan-African Studies, Cal State Los Angeles.
A chief organizer of Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles chapter.
Deepa Kumar – Wednesday, Oct. 5
Associate Professor of Media Studies, Rutgers University.
Author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña – Thursday, Nov. 3
Chicano performance artist, writer, activist and educator.
Director, La Pocha Nostra, international performance troupe.
Dayna Matthew – Thursday, Nov. 17
Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School.
Author of Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in Health Care.