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SPRING 2019 


February


Wednesday, February 6 | 4 - 6pm

Intersectional Histories, Overdetermined Fortunes: Understanding Mexican and US Domestic Worker Movements

Chris Tilly, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA

What determines whether movements of informal workers succeed or fail? Using cases of domestic-worker movements in Mexico and the United States, Tilly seeks to  build upon the literature on social movements and intersectionality by adding historical analysis of the movements’ evolution through a cross-national analysis of movement differences. Historically, these two movements have been propelled by multiple streams of activism corresponding to shifting salient intersectional identities and frames, always including gender but incorporating other elements as well. Comparatively, the US domestic-worker movement recently has had greater success due to superior financial resources and greater political opportunities – advantages due in part precisely to intersectional identities resonant with potential allies. However, this relative advantage was not always present and may not persist. By comparing the historical changes and cross-national contrasts between these two movements, Tilly draws greater conclusions about informal-worker organizing and its potential for social change.

IRLE Director's Room, 2521 Channing Way

Sponsored by: Institute for the Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)

Co-sponsored by: Center for Research on Social Change, UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies,  Center for the Study of Law and Society, and Sociology Department.


Wednesday, February 20 - Friday, February 22 | Details to follow 

Anti-Black State Violence in Brazil and the U.S: The Power and Struggles of Transnational Movements Across the Americas

Wildavsky Conference Room, 2538 Channing Way

Sponsored by: Departments of African American Studies and Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Co-sponsored by: Center for Research on Social Change, The Latinx Research Center


Tuesday, February 26 | 4-5:30pm

Immigrant Sanctuary as the “Old Normal”: A Brief History of Police Federalism

Trevor Gardner, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington

Wildavsky Conference Room, 2538 Channing Way

Sponsored by: ISSI Graduate Fellows Program

Co-sponsored by: Center for Research on Social Change


March


Tuesday, March 12 I 4:00-5:30pm

ISSI Graduate Fellows Program Colloquia:

Kyle Mays, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies and the American Indian Studies Center, UCLA

Wildavsky Conference Room, 2538 Channing Way

Sponsored by: ISSI Graduate Fellows Program

Co-sponsored by: Joseph Meyers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Center for Research on Social Change


Tuesday, March 19 | 12-1:30pm

Center for Research on Social Change Colloquia series presents:

Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics

Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University

Wildavsky Conference Room, 2538 Channing Way

Co-sponsored by: Institute for Governmental Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans


April


Tuesday, April 2 I 4 -5:30pm

Cultural Capital, Systemic Exclusion and Bias in the Lives of Black Middle-Class Women: A Conversation

Dawn Marie Dow, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park; Tina K. Sacks, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

Wildavsky Conference Room, 2538 Channing Way

Sponsored by: Center for Research on Social Change and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Co-sponsored by: Gender and Women's Studies, American Cultures Center


 

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