PERE Events

Building Coalitions for the 21st Century: Radical Transformative Politics in North Carolina

October 23, 2013
2:30 PM
Kaprielian Hall, Room 445, University of Southern California

Join Professor Kara Keeling, Rosalyn Pelles, and Treva Ellison for a discussion on coalition building, transformative politics, and the importance of the regional scale in struggles against neoliberal austerity measures. We will share insights from our research project on contemporary historical coalition building work in North Carolina to jumpstart a conversation about how we build vibrant, sustainable, and transformative coalitions for the 21st century.

Research Project and Event Supported By:

USC PERE and USC Department of American Studies & Ethnicity

About the Presenters:

Kara Keeling is an Associate Professor in American Studies and Ethnicity and in Critical Studies at USC. Professor Keeling is also the Chair of the Education Committee for the Board of Directors of the Highlander Research and Education Center Rosalyn Pelles is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Highlander Research and Education Center. A longtime civil rights and labor activist.

Rosalyn Pelles has also worked as the Director of the Civil, Human, and Women's Rights Department of the AFL-CIO.

Treva Ellison is a Ph.D Candidate in the department of American Studies and Ethnicity. Treva's intellectual and political work is centered around carceral geographies as well as social movements and political praxis.

For Questions or concerns:

Reach the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity:

Phone: 213.740.2426


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