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Black Lives Matter

  • 6275 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 (map)

A panel session with Melina Abdullah (Cal State Los Angeles, Pan-African Studies), Michael Brown (Black Lives Matter, Long Beach), Justin Hansford (St. Louis University, School of Law), and Cheryl Harris (UCLA, School of Law).

In the face of unrelenting urban gentrification backed up by the systematic violence of militarized police forces, the further deterioration of already poor job prospects especially in manufacturing and government services, the gutting of the welfare state over decades of austerity, especially public education and health care, and the policy of mass incarceration, it is clear that the New Jim Crow is the overriding reality for a large section of the Black population. Against this background, a series of brutal police murders caught on video has catalyzed a dramatic new movement aiming to turn the situation around: Black Lives Matter.