NEWS FOR HISTORY STUDENTS -- 3-2-2020

  1. 26th annual Social Justice Summit, March 2-7. This year’s theme is “Demanding Radical Reform: Justice Now!!” The Social Justice Summit is a space that challenges and questions the dominant narratives that have been instilled into our minds and bodies. Historically, the Summit has been a weekend of learning and growth, where attendees have the opportunity to use different forms of expression that further their understanding of Social Justice. Keynote speaker Mia Mingus will discuss Friday "Practice in the Service of Longing: Everyday Transformative Justice." See here for details and the full program.
  2. Lecture March 4, “What Does Power Look Like?” As part of the HSU Philosophy Forum, History professor Dr. Ben Marschke will present “What Does Power Look Like?: Cultural Representations of Authority in Early Modern Europe.” Open to all majors. March 4, 6-6:50 p.m., Forestry 105. For more information, contact Mary Bockover at mib1@humboldt.edu.
  3. History of voter disenfranchisement, March 7. History Dept. instructor Dr. Ruth Hoffmann will lead a workshop titled “The Fight for Free & Fair Elections: Voting Rights, the History of Disenfranchisement in the U.S., & the 2020 Election” as part of the Social Justice Summit. 2:45-4:15PM, SH 116. Workshop participants will learn about the history of voter disenfranchisement in the US, the recent resurgence of efforts to revoke voting rights from millions of Americans, grassroots resistance movements that have responded over the decades and what work is being done right now to fight back. We will also learn about and discuss impacted communities at many geographic scales- locally, in California, elsewhere in the US, and around the globe. See the program here for a full description of this event.