the Caltech Y: Social Activism Speaker Series

 2012-2013 Calendar

 Aug 7:SPLS: Anneila Sargent
 Sep 20:SPLS: David Halpern
 Oct 3:

Pres Debate: Domestic Affairs

 Oct 6:

Rumble: O'Reilly vs Stewart

 Oct 11:

VP Candidate Debate

 Oct 16:

Pres Debate: Town Hall

 Oct 22:

Pres Debate: Foreign Policy

 Oct 30:The Federal Budget: O'Toole
 Nov 2:

CA Propositions Overview

 Jan 10:Science and the New Space Race
 Jan 15:

SPLS: Post Election Outlook

 Jan 23:SPLS: Jean Ensminger
 Jan 31:Fixing US Health Care

 2011-2012 Calendar

 Oct 10:The YES Men
 Oct 11:GOP Debate
 Oct 18:Shukry Cattan
Advocating for Refugees
 Nov 30:Jeremy Scahill:
On Afghanistan
 Jan 24:Tavis Smiley
 Apr 26:SPLS: David Baltimore
 Mar 6:SPLS: Lobbying for Science
 Apr 26:SPLS: Jean-Lou Chameau
 Apr 27:Escape from Leipzig
 May 16:SPLS: Alice Huang
 May 23:Susie Baldwin



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Upcoming SASS Events


Boots Riley
Social Activist and Front Man of The Coup

7:30pm, Monday, November 25, 2013
Beckman Institute Auditorium, (Bldg 74)
FREE event - no tickets required
** Reception with the speaker after the event **

Boots Riley is a musician, vocalist, writer, social activist, and public speaker known for being the front man and producer of the political hip hop group The Coup, and the front man of Street Sweeper Social Club (with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello).
For decades, Boots Riley has been an integral part of the progressive struggle for radical change through culture. At a young age Boots served on the central committee for the Progressive Labor Party. He was the President of InCAR (International Committee Against Racism), and organized to build California's Anti-Racist Farm Workers' Union. more ...

SASSComm Meeting

Caltech Y Social Activism Speaker Series
Committee Meeting

11:00-12:00 AM, Thursday, November 21, 2013
Caltech Y House (Bldg 128, 505 S. Wilson Ave)

Past Events

Human Trafficking, Healthcare and Underserved Populations in LA County with Dr. Susie Baldwin, MD MPH

Please join us for a discussion with Dr. Susie Baldwin, a local public health physician and advocate. Dr. Baldwin has combined her passion for medicine with advocating for underserved populations, universal healthcare, women's reproductive rights, and victims of human trafficking. She will share her experiences and discuss how these important healthcare issues manifest themselves in LA county.


Science Policy and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Dr. Alice Huang

As a distinguished microbiologist, Dr. Alice Huang made a name for herself through pioneering molecular characterizations of viral structure and function. She was a Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, as well as the Director of the Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital in Boston. Later she became the Dean for Science at New York University. Dr. Huang moved to Pasadena and became a Senior Faculty Associate in Biology at Caltech after her husband, Dr. David Baltimore, was hired as its seventh president.


Espcape from Leipzig: Iron Curtain Adventure & Science Policy

Visiting professor, author and internationally known physicist Harald Fritzsch will recount his non-violent protests as a college student in 1960ís East Germany and eventual escape to the West across the Black Sea in a canoe.


Caltech and Science Policy: A Conversation With Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau

As the eighth president of Caltech and the leader of one of the world's leading academic research institutions, Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau is an active advocate for many policy issues involving scientific research. In this lunch discussion, Dr. Chameau will share his experiences and perspective on the role of a university president and a leading scientist in the public sphere.


The Caltech Y Social Activism Speaker Series student-run organization of Caltech (California Institute of Technology, CIT). Caltech is in Pasadena, California, near Pasadena City College (PCC), Past Speakers include: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Margaret Mead, Tim Wise, Saul Alinsky, Betty Friedan, Senator Barry Goldwater, Ted Sorensen, Dolores Huerta, Nikki Giovanni, Carl Rogers. Also Jody Williams, William F. Buckley, Jr., Huwaida Arraf & Adam Shapiro, Theodore Postol, Tahmeena Faryl, Amy Goodman. And recently: Scott Ritter, Adam Werbach, Julian Bond, D.C. James, Peter Camejo, Rahul Mahajan, Gerard Ungerman, Bernie Sanders, Mike Farrell, Peter Dreier, Chuck Collins, Ka Hsaw Wa, Kurt Gottfried, Steve Barr, Nikki Giovanni, Chris Mooney, Jack DuVall, Maquiladora workers, George Regas, Reagan Demas, Kevin Sites, Invisible Children, Life Straw.
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