School of Education

Antiracism Speaker Series

22-23 Antiracism Series Flyer

Hosted by the School of Education at California State University, Chico

Join us for a speaker series on fugivity, abolition, and racial justice!

Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want 

Dr. Ruha Benjamin

Professor of African American Studies
Princeton University
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
5:00 pm PST (7:00 pm CST, 8:00 pm EST) 
Zoom attendance: Virtual presentation on Zoom
Face-to-face attendance: Watch party on campus in Butte 101 with pizza, refreshments, and a short discussion after the talk. 

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If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it is that something almost undetectable can be deadly, and that we can transmit it without even knowing. Doesn't this imply that small things, seemingly minor actions, decisions, and habits could have exponential effects in the other direction, tipping the scales toward justice: affirming life, fostering well-being, and ivigorating society? In this talk, Ruha Benjamin introduces a microvision of change--a way of looking at the everyday ways people are working to combat unjust systems and build alternatives to the oppressive status quo. Born of a stubborn hopefulness and grounded in social analysis, she offers a pragmatic and poetic approach to fostering a more just and joyful world. 

Dr. Ruha Benjamin is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University, founding director of the Ida B. Wells JUST Data Lab and author of three books, Viral Justice (2022), Race After Technology (2019), and People's Science (2013), and editor of Captivating Technology (2019). She writes, teaches, and speaks widely about the relationship between innovation and inequity, knowledge and power, race and citizenship, health and justice. 

This talk is part of the 2022-2023 Antiracism Speaker Series, hosted by the School of Education and funded by a Student Learning Fee Award. For more information, contact Catherine Lemmi at

Dr. Ruha Benjamin Event Flyer

Check Out Our Past Sessions

2022-2023 Series Videos

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2021-2022 Series Videos

Dr. Patrick Camangian - "Social & Emotional Learning is Hegemonic Miseducation:
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2021-2022 Series Flyer (PDF)


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