Activist to Speak at Mitchell College March 19

Scholar and Activist Dr. Rose M. Brewer to Speak at Mitchell College
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Free and Open to the Public
New London, CT – Scholar-activist Rose M. Brewer will be visiting Mitchell College on Thursday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. to present “Scholar Activism in a Period of Change and Resistance in the United States.” The lecture will be held at the Mitchell College Weller Center and is free and open to the public.
The lecture focuses on how scholars who are committed to activism negotiate and connect to social change efforts, both locally and nationally. This is particularly important in a period in which students and communities are organizing for social justice. This involvement goes beyond traditional community service, and involves working through the complicated issues of scholar activism.  
Rose M. Brewer, Ph.D., is a longtime activist-scholar. She is the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She writes extensively on radical Black feminism, political economy, social movements, and the Black Liberation Movement, and has published over 70 articles, book chapters and essays. Her co-authored The Color of Wealth received the Gustavus Meyer national book award in 2006 and she is one of the editors of the The United States Social Forum: Perspectives of a Movement, 2010. In 2012 she was an organizer of the Black Environmental Thought II conference at the University of Minnesota.
Her deep commitment to ending racism, national oppression, sexism, imperialism, and economic exploitation in the U.S. and globally took root in Black student activism and local community struggles for social change. The struggle for her continues to be about fundamental social transformation. She is a core organizer of the United States Social Forum 3, a 2015 polycentric forum. In 2013 she received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association. In 2014 she was named the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Medalist at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Brewer was a board member of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide for over 15 years. She served as a board member of United for a Fair Economy, and was a founding member of the Black Radical Congress. Currently Dr. Brewer serves as an advisory editor of Feminist Economics, the Journal of the Black Left Unity Network, and Souls, among others.
About Mitchell College
Mitchell College is a small, private college that has been an invaluable resource for southeastern Connecticut for over 75 years. Mitchell’s personal, mentoring approach activates strengths in our students that allows them to achieve levels of success they may not yet have imagined for themselves. Mitchell has a strong tradition of celebrating and supporting diverse ways of learning, and is committed to the broader community through partnerships and internships.  Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.