Vajra M. Watson, a scholar and activist, is UC Davis director of Research and Policy for Equity. She seeks innovative ways to align people and systems that advance social justice.
She will deliver a guest lecture entitled "Radical Pursuits" on March 7 at UC Merced and downtown.
There will be a meet-and-greet and Q&A from 10:30 a.m. to noon in COB2, Room 390; her on-campus lecture from 3:30-5 p.m. in KL232; and an encore from 7-8:30 p.m. at Playhouse Merced, 452 W. Main St.
As a scholar-activist, Watson examines the perils and promises of education and the potential of innovative community-university-school partnerships. She is the author of two books, "Learning to Liberate: Community-Based Solutions to the Crisis in Urban Education" and "Transformative Schooling: Towards Racial Equity in Education."
Watson's lecture is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities graduate group, UC Merced Graduate Division, the Office of Campus Climate and Compliance, the Department of Global Arts, Media, and Writing Studies, the History Department and the Graduate Student Association