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Property in the Promised Land: Debt, Murder, and the Modernization of Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Dr. Mark Vestal

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Marques Vestal, Assistant Professor of Critical Black Urbanism at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Dr. Vestel will talk about the modernization of Los Angeles' and the early 20th Century political and cultural economy. His talk frames the discussion around the deaths of two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies sent to evict a Black homeowner, George Farley. We will learn about the central role of racialized debt and eviction in Los Angeles' drive for growth in the dawning decades of the Twentieth Century. Get more information about this event.

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11th Annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm

Max Strassfeld

The ancient world offers surprising insights into contemporary gender politics. Ancient Jewish texts describe a variety of sex and gender categories, which profoundly shaped Jewish ideas about law and gender beyond a simple binary. The flexible thinking in these texts shows us how to reassess our received narratives about the relationship between religion, gender, and law today. Read more

Free Pizza with the Dean & Associate Dean

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

cheese pizza

Join Dean Jeffrey T. Reeder and Associate Dean Kent Baxter of the College of Humanities for a Slice of Pizza!

Date: Thursday, February 29th 
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Whitsett Room, SH 451  Read more