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A NATION OF SETTLERS: OCCUPATION, ENSLAVEMENT, REMOVAL, AND THE RISE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
California State University Long Beach
The Departments of
Africana Studies, American Indian Studies,
Asian and Asian American Studies, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
“50 Years of Ethnic Studies: Scholarship, Culture, and Resistance”
SESSION 4: KEYNOTE SPEECH – DR. KELLY LYTLE HERNÁNDEZ “A NATION OF SETTLERS: OCCUPATION, ENSLAVEMENT, REMOVAL, AND THE RISE OF THE UNITED STATES”
Ethnic Studies combines critical and rigorous scholarship with a commitment to social justice. Historian Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez, recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Genius Award, will deliver a keynote speech examining the deployment and legacies of occupation, enslavement, and removal strategies in the building of a settler nation in the United States.
Dr. Lytle Hernandez is a professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA where she holds The Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History. She is also the Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, she is the author of the award-winning books, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (University of California Press, 2010), and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). City of Inmates recently won the 2018 James Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, 2018 Athearn Prize from the Western Historical Association, the 2018 John Hope Franklin Book Prize from the American Studies Association, and the 2018 American Book Award. Currently, Professor Lytle Hernandez is the Director and Principal Investigator for Million Dollar Hoods, a university-based, community-driven research project that maps the fiscal and human cost of mass incarceration in Los Angeles. The Million Dollar Hoods team won a 2018 Freedom Now! Award from the Los Angeles Community Action Network. For her leadership on the Million Dollar Hoods team, Professor Lytle Hernandez was awarded the 2018 Local Hero Award from KCET/PBS and the 2019 Catalyst Award from the South L.A. parent/student advocacy organization, CADRE.
Activities sponsored by the Office of the President and the Division of Student Affairs