The CSD co-sponsors the event with WGSX and other SMCM programs and departments. The speaker is the legendary counterculture activist who has gained much respect for her ongoing work to combat many forms of oppression around the world. Her recent work as an educator focuses on social problems associated with incarceration and the links between criminalization, poverty, and racial discrimination. She draws on her own activist experiences in the early 1970s, when she spent 18 months in jail and on trial after being placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. Today, as Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz she still keeps the conversation going. Her interests include feminism, racial justice, and philosophy.