THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
12:00 - 1:30 pm
207 UB Commons, UB North Campus
Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
Gloria is a Xicana womxn and the person behind Nalgona Positivity Pride. Straight from the Inland Empire, the DIY punk community in Riverside taught her how to organize since age 18. She has helped put together Ladyfest IE, Ladyfest LA, IE Riot Grrrls, and Women of Color for Decolonization. In 2014, she founded Nalgona Positivity Pride from years of dealing with the violent lack of women of color representation in the eating disorder-awareness community. Like the chingona womxn of color that came before, she creates spaces for marginalized folks to support each other and heal from the trauma of colonialism, eurocentric beauty ideals, and disordered eating in communities of color. She has lectured across the nation in different universities and community organizations. Gloria’s work has been featured at the Huffington Post, MiTú, Bitch Magazine, and The Body is not an Apology. Her most recent project is SageSpoon, an online support group for indigenous people and people of color with eating problems. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their cats, Pepita and Mister Orange.
Public Accountability Initiative (PAI)
September 27, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 pm
107 Talbert Hall, UB North Campus
This workshop will be hosted by Gin Armstrong, Deputy Director of the non profit Public Accountability Initiative (PAI), and member of Little Sis.org.
This workshop will be a mix of theory and practice. She will walk through the basics of what power research is, how it is used in activist organizing, and its place in a social justice framework. She will explain how to identify and start mapping the power elite using the LittleSis power research tools. She believes these skills can be applied at any level, from federal level politics and big name multinational corporations to local crony developers and patronage gigs.
LittleSis.org is a wiki-style research platform and database that tracks relationships between powerful people and organizations. The name LittleSis is the opposite of Big Brother so instead of looking down, we as a research community are watching back, keeping tabs on the powers that be. We believe that given the right tools anyone can do this kind of important research and hold power accountable.
LittleSis was co-founded by two student activists who wanted to create an easy tool for people to more easily map out networks of influence. The database went live in 2009 and now contains over 300,000 entities and 1.3 million relationships connecting them.
The database is overseen by our non-profit, the Public Accountability Initiative, a watchdog research group focused on corporate and government accountability. We specialize in something we call power research, that is identifying and mapping out the connections between corporations and wealthy elites that consolidate and maintain influence in our society and our economy.
Bring your laptop, no experience needed and all are welcome. Pizza will be provided.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall
UB North Campus
Free, Registration requested:
Kate Manne joins us to kick off our year long lecture series
Kate Manne is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where she has been teaching since 2013. She was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. She did her graduate work in philosophy at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. She was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (her hometown), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.