Funded by a grant from California Humanities and co-sponsored by the UC Davis Department of African and African American Studies and the Center for Sacramento History, the Reframing Sacramento Series examines the history, diverse communities, and current climate of the city, emphasizing those voices that have too often been left out.
The Conversation is a public online event series that puts UC scholars in dialogue with one another, the community, and students on topics ranging from the removal of confederate monuments to debates abo
The projects this year's Mellon Public Scholars completed over the summer of 2020 generated structures of community care, built platforms for art and stories from marginalized communities, provided necessary perspectives on systemic injustice, and served as examples of public scholarship’s crucial role in today’s world.
On November 4, 2020, poet, essayist, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine delivered a virtual reading and lecture at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis based on her new book, Just Us: An American Conversation.
This event focuses on publicly engaged research in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences, with special attention to the Mellon Public Scholars Program at the UC Davis Humanities Institute.
In this panel, organizers from Minneapolis will talk about the decades of multi-racial and Black-led organizing that has led to these victories, reflect on the lessons and promises of the Minneapolis uprising, and discuss the path forward for abolitionist and Black liberation struggles in the US and globally.