Post-Occupied: Lessons about Social Movements and Media
A Talk by Todd Gitlin
Date: April 9, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Lone Mountain 100
In 2011, the Occupy movement brought to life, briefly, the radical concept of an active citizenry, as enshrined in the First Amendment's affirmation of "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievances." Although its core activists did not want to "petition the government," they succeeded in changing the terms of American politics. But they were unable to sustain momentum. This talk explores the question of what its remnants and offshoots can contribute to an ongoing movement against plutocratic rule.
Todd Gitlin, professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University is the author of fifteen books, including Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. Learn more about Todd Gitlin by going to http://toddgitlin.net.
Cosponsored by the Intercultural Center, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, the Politics Department, the Masters Program in International Studies, the Media Studies Department, Peace and Justice Studies and the Office of the Provost. Refreshments will be served.
Date: April 24, 2013
Time: 11:40 am to 12:45 pm
Location: McLaren 251
Vincent Carabeo graduated from USF in spring 2012 with a degree in Sociology. Vincent is already working for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office as a Victims Advocate. He had an internship with the DA’s Office during his time at USF, and was able to turn that into a job. Vincent was very active at USF, and founded the sociology club on campus: STEP. He also spent a semester abroad in Capetown, South Africa. Vincent is interested in criminology and the prison-industrial complex. He continues to advocate for the importance of having a sociological perspective.
Alexandra Lutnick has over 10 years of experience as a community-based researcher. She has worked with various marginalized populations, including drug users, the homeless, and sex workers. Alexandra’s research interests include the sex industry, sex trafficking, substance use, and criminalization. Alexandra completed her undergraduate education at The University of San Francisco in 2000, with a degree in Sociology and a certificate in Women’s Studies. She went on to obtain a Masters degree in Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, and a PhD. in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Alexandra currently works as a project director for the Urban Health Program in RTI’s Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division.
Emily O'brien has a background in social work, community outreach, and mental health. She has experience working with and advocating for young people. Emily received degrees in Sociology and Social Work from the University of New South Wales in Australia. She has since worked for the Australian federal government as a social worker and emergency disaster case manager. Emily has also volunteered with various non-profit and human rights organizations, and spent some time in India working with women’s self-help groups. Four years ago, Emily moved to San Francisco and has since been working as a youth programs coordinator for the mental health non-profit Inspire USA. She continues to engage and support young people through various mental health and wellness-based projects.