Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an award-winning author on race and inequality as well as Black politics and social movements in the United States.
Her books include From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. She has a forthcoming book titled Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press). Taylor’s writing has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Review, Paris Review, The Guardian, The Nation, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, and beyond. In 2016, she was designated as one of the one hundred most influential African Americans in the United States by The Root. Taylor is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.
"Beyond the End of the World" comprises a year-long research and exhibition project and public lecture series, directed by professor T. J. Demos of UCSC's Center for Creative Ecologies. The project brings leading international thinkers and cultural practitioners to UC Santa Cruz to discuss what lies beyond dystopian catastrophism, and asks how we can cultivate radical futures of social justice and ecological flourishing. More information, at BEYOND.UCSC.EDU.
Presented by the Humanities Institute and UCSC's Center for Creative Ecologies. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture.
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FREE and open to the public.
Register for the event at THI.UCSC.EDU
Doors open at 5:30PM.
Buses and campus shuttles stop at Porter/Rachel Carson College.
Parking attendants will be on site to issue parking permits in the Arts parking lot (lot 126).