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#BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century

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Date:
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time:
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Friday, May 15 from Noon-7:30pm
California State University, East Bay
Old Student Union, Rms. 311 and 102
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542
Free and open to the public with RSVP (click "join" on the Facebook event page)

CSU East Bay Department of Communication and the Graduate Communication Society Presents:

#BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century
Featuring: Dr. Andreana Clay, Families Seeking Justice panel, three student panels, and a hosted reception.

The Graduate Communication Society at CSU East Bay hosts a graduate student conference surrounding themes related to social justice issues in a 21st Century context. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Andreana Clay, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University, Her book, The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth Activism and Post-Civil Rights Politics (NYU Press, 2012) explores how youth of color organize and identify as activists in the post civil rights era. Her articles on hip-hop culture, queer sexuality, youth activism, and hip-hop feminism have appeared in several anthologies and academic journals, including Home Girls Make Some Noise!: A Hip-Hop Feminist Anthology, the American Behavioral Scientist, and Meridians: A Journal of Race, Feminism, and Transnationalism. Read her blog, QueerBlackFeminist, at queerblackfeminist.blogspot.com.

Also presenting is the panel Families Seekig Justice with 2015 Gene Young Award Recipient and Oscar Grant’s uncle, Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson; mother of Alan Blueford, Jeralynn Blueford; mother of James Rivera, Dionne Smith Downs; and Angela Naggie, mother of O'Shaine Evans. Families Seeking Justice panel will be moderated by Cat Brooks, co-chair of the Onyx Organizing Committee.

There will be three student panels discussing research on topics related to the following broad themes:
Online activism
Identity and race in the 21st Century
Feminism and gender activism in the hashtag era


Schedule

Noon-12:30 -- Check-in
12:30-3:30pm -- Student panels
4-5pm -- Families Seeking Justice
5-6pm -- Keynote speaker Dr. Adreana Clay
6-7pm -- Reception

Check back for more info at the conference web site: http://commgscon.blogspot.com

RSVP by clicking JOIN on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1382626302065507/





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