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DLS Daypass - 3/9/21 - The Political Power of Optimism
Tuesday, March 9 Sandra R. Levitsky Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan We are in a historical moment when longstanding social problems have taken on new urgency. The Black Lives movement and the MeToo movement emerged out of decade-long frustrations with the persistence of deep racial and gender inequalities. How do we understand the political possibilities for overcoming durable forms of social inequalities? The talk draws on core ideas from sociology to consider the political power of optimism and voice in driving social reform efforts. Sandra R. Levitsky is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology. She holds a Ph.D.in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on American social policy, political mobilization, and relationship between law and social change. Her book, Caring for our Own: Why There is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights, examines the politics of long-term care. Her current research examines the changing legal environment around Title IX and campus sexual assault.
Event Type : Distinguished Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 03/09/2021
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00-11:30 AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED