last updated: 11/13/2013
Upcoming SASS Events
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 ...
Caltech Y Social Activism Speaker Series
11:00-12:00 AM, Thursday, November 21, 2013
Caltech Y House (Bldg 128, 505 S. Wilson Ave)
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.
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.
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.
Science Policy and Diplomacy: A Conversation with Dr. Alice Huang
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.
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.
Caltech and Science Policy: A Conversation With Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau