Prof. Ruthie Gilmore, CRG Distinguished Lecturer

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10/29/2009 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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Fall 2009 Distinguished Lecture
Center for Race & Gender & the Geography Department present...
 

LIFE IN HELL
...Or, How Capitalism Saving Capitalism From Capitalism
SHOULD FIRE OUR POLITICAL IMAGINATION!

Prof. Ruthie Gilmore, USC

The world is in economic, political, military, and ideological crisis

Were California a sovereign nation-state it would rank in the top ten of global economies -- and yet the public treasury is broke.

What are the origins and consequences of the series of political economic actions leading to this moment?

How do sexism and racism organize displacement of people and resources over and over again?

If crisis is fundamental to how capitalism works, then why are we consistently surprised?

WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

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Thursday, Oct 29th, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

Refreshments served.  Free & open to the public.

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Ruthie Gilmore is a professor of Geography and Director of the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.  She is a member of the founding collective of Critical Resistance, a national anti-prison organization. She is the author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, & Opposition in Globalizing California.

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This event is part of a larger week of events focusing on the current economic crisis.  Please check out the full list of events below.