Keynote Panel

Friday, February 14, 2014
Moderated by Robert S. Smith, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Cultures & Communities Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Paul Street: A journalist, author, historian, and commentator, Street is a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society and holds a PhD in U.S. History from Binghamton University. He has worked as a senior staff person at the Chicago Urban League and is the author of five books.

Heather Ann Thompson, An Associate Professor in History and African American Studies at Temple University, Thompson’s research focuses on crime, punishment, and prison activism during the 1960s and 70s. She is currently finishing a comprehensive history of the 1971 Attica Prison Rebellion and its legacy.

Chia Youyee Vang, An Associate Professor in History at UW-Milwaukee, Vang’s research explores 20th century U.S.-Asia relations, Asian American history, refugee migration, and transnational and diaspora communities. She is the author of Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora.