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“Views and Brews” Examines Cultural Critique of Stuart Hall

Date: December 13, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

University of Texas professors Ben Carrington (sociology) and Cherise Smith (art history), Steven Thrasher from the Guardian US, and KUT host/producer Rebecca McInroy will discuss the life and legacy of the legendary UK cultural theorist Stuart Hall in a “Views and Brews” conversation. The panelists will discuss Hall’s ideas about authoritarian populism, the importance of art, and understanding media in our current social and political climate.

Carrington and McInroy produce the KUT podcast project “Stuart Hall: In Conversations.”

Doors open at 5:30 pm. The program is free but with limited seating. First come, first seated. More information online.

Location: Cactus Café, Texas Union, University of Texas

“Activate Austin” Presents Opportunities for Action

Date: December 14, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm  to  8:30 pm

The “Activate Austin” activism fair will link people with community organizations that offer opportunities to get involved. More information on the Facebook event page.

Location: Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St., Austin, 78702

Historian David Roediger Speaking on “Reconsidering Race and Class”

Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

­Historian David Roediger will speak on “Reconsidering Race and Class,” drawing on his forthcoming book Race, Class, and Marxism to think about how we can productively write, think, and organize at the intersections of race and class in the United States, past and present.

Roediger currently teaches history and African American Studies at the University of Kansas. He also has taught labor and Southern history at Northwestern, University of Missouri, University of Minnesota, and University of Illinois, and he was an editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers at Yale University.

Roediger has written on U.S. movements for a shorter working day, the history of radicalism, and the racial identities of white workers and immigrants. His books include The Wages of Whiteness, How Race Survived U.S. History, and Towards the Abolition of Whiteness. He is the former chair of the editorial committee of the Charles H. Kerr Company, the world’s oldest radical publisher, and has been active in the surrealist movement, labor support, and anti-racist organizing.

The event is sponsored by the University of Texas’s Social Justice Institute, with cooperation from the Humanities Institute, Senior Fellows honors program of the College of Communication, and departments of Journalism and American Studies. For more information, contact Robert Jensen, rjensen@austin.utexas.edu.

Location: University of Texas, Belo Center for New Media (BMC 1.202), 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin