Professor Hahrie Han will speak on Protest and Resistance in the Trump Era

If there is a silver lining to the 2016 Presidential Election it is this: it woke us up. Generations who have never seen nor expressed true activism in their lifetimes started taking to the streets in record numbers. Those who have seen protests in the 60s and 70s resurrected their voices for change. As the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are exhibiting, the youth of our country are impassioned, unflinching and may be our best hope for a radical shift. 

SPARC's next speaker, Professor Hahrie Han, penned a feature OpEd for the New York Times on gun control. She has been also been in the New York Times and the Atlantic on the power of moments and protest. Her particular academic focus couldn't be more relevant than it is right now. 


Professor Hahrie Han - Protest and Resistance in the Trump Era 
WHEN:    Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 PM (estimated 1 hour)
WHERE:  Harry's Plaza Cafe, Ranchero Room (21 and over, please)
Suggested donation: $15

*Space is limited and filling quickly.
**No-host bar. Arrive early to place your drink order.

About Hahrie Han:

Hahrie Han is the Anton Vonk Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in the study of civic and political participation, collective action, organizing, and social change, focusing particularly on the role that civic associations play in mobilizing participation in politics and building power for social and political change. Her research focuses particularly on social policy, environmental issues, and democratic revitalization.

She has published three books: How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century, Groundbreakers: How Obama's 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America, and Moved to Action: Motivation, Participation, and Inequality in American Politics. Her award-winning work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and numerous other outlets.


New York Times, Want Gun Control? Learn From the N.R.A., by Hahrie Han

New York Times, How Protests Work, by Hahrie Han 

New York Times, How a Scientist Who Studies Marches Sees the March for Science, by Ed Yong, featuring Hahrie Han