University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jeff Chang



Jeremy Keith Villaluz

Mr. Chang is appearing courtesy of the Southwest Folklife Alliance

Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, and has written extensively on the intersections between culture, politics, music, and the arts. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, he is a graduate of Iolani School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at Los Angeles. His first book, "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation," garnered many honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian American Literary Award. "Who We Be: The Colorization of America" (St. Martin's Press) was released on October 2014 to widespread critical acclaim. It was published in paperback in January 2016 under the new title, "Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America" (Picador).

Chang has been a USA Ford Fellow in Literature and a winner of the North Star News Prize. He was named by The Utne Reader as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World,” by KQED as an Asian Pacific American Local Hero, and by the Yerba Buena Center for The Arts as one of its 2016 YBCA 100 list of those “shaping the future of American culture.” With H. Samy Alim, he was the 2014 winner of the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award at Stanford University. In addition, Chang co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He has written for The Guardian, Slate, The Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Foreign Policy, N+1, Mother Jones, Salon, and Buzzfeed, among many others.

Chang's latest book, "We Gon' Be Alright: Notes On Race and Resegregation," was published in September 2016 and he is currently working on a biography of Bruce Lee.

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Scheduled events:
A Conversation on Segregated Spaces
Join us for a conversation exploring the many ways in which racially segregated spaces are constructed through language, law, and culture in the United States and beyond.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dwayne Betts Cancelled, Jeff Chang, Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Tyina Steptoe
Moderator: Maribel Alvarez
We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
Jeff Chang – whose work is described as provocative, thought-provoking, troubling, but ultimately hopeful – explores the rise and fall of notions of diversity and the complexity of current race relations.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 100, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jeff Chang
Moderator: Maribel Alvarez

Books:
We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Macmillan
September 2016
ISBN 9780312429485
Paperback, 208 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. More/less

Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Picador
January 2016
ISBN 9781250074898
Paperback, 416 pages
$20.00, INSTORE
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New York Times Editor’s Choice Ray & Pat Browne Award for Best Work in Popular Culture and American Culture NAACP Image Award Finalist Books for a Better Life Award Finalist Northern California Book Award Finalist Over the past half-century, the U. More/less

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