Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library
LGBTQIA Pride Month Book Talk
We celebrate LGBTQIA Pride Heritage Month in June! We are recommending recent critically acclaimed titles from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection which share the voices and history of this community.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Book Talk
In May, we celebrate one of the fastest-growing racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asians and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to the success of this country.
Congressman John Lewis: Civil Rights Leader and Trailblazer
John Lewis was born in Troy, Alabama, the third oldest son of ten children. His father was a tenant farmer, while his mother earned extra money doing housework for other families.
Judy Heumann - Disability Rights Activist
We Americans owe a profound debt of gratitude to activist Judy Heumann. The chutzpah she has demonstrated through decades of direct action has solidified fundamental civil rights for people with disabilities. An early fight that Ms.
Remembering Thích Nhất Hạnh
Thích Nhất Hạnh, the influential Vietnamese Buddhist monk who achieved a worldwide following with his message of mindfulness, peace, and compassion, died at age 95 on Saturday, January 22, 2022.
Remembering bell hooks
bell hooks (born Gloria Jean Watkins) stands out as one of the nation’s pillars of both feminism and African American studies. It’s no exaggeration to say that every media outlet of note has highlighted her life and works upon her passing Wednesday, December 15.
The Lesbian "Dead Sea Scrolls": Anne Lister’s Diaries
Anne Lister (1791–1840), often referred to as ‘the first modern lesbian,’ was a wealthy, independent British landowner, businesswoman, and prolific diarist.
The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Four
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the women who have served as councilmembers of the Los Angeles City Council.
The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Three
During this third week of Women’s History Month, we are back with another post highlighting the women who have served on the Los Angeles City Council. This week’s councilmembers are: Ruth Galanter, Rita Walters, Laura N. Chick, Jackie Goldberg, and Cindy Miscikowski.
The Women of the Los Angeles City Council: Part Two
Last week we shared about the first three women to serve on the Los Angeles City Council.