Wednesday, October 7, 6pm
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An activist and writer, Mike Davis is the author of 20 books, including City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Planet of Slums, The Monster at Our Door, Magical Urbanism, Late-Victorian Holocausts, and most recently (with Jon Wiener) Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties.
An acclaimed public intellectual and global activist, Vijay Prashad (moderator) is director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.
- “The Coronavirus Crisis is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism” by Mike Davis
- Late Victorian Holocausts: El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World by Mike Davis (CWMars, UMass/FC, Amherst Books)
- The Monster Enters: COVID-19, Avian Flu, and the Plagues of Capitalism by Mike Davis
- Planet of Slums by Mike Davis (CWMars, UMass/FC, Amherst Books)
- “Reopening the Economy Will Send Us To Hell” by Mike Davis
- Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties by Mike Davis and Jon Weiner (CWMars, Amherst Books)
The Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible thanks to the generosity of UMass Amherst history department alumnus Kenneth R. Feinberg ’67 and associates. The series is co-sponsored by more than 3 dozen university and community organizations.
The Distinguished Annual Lecture celebrates the 1996 establishment of the UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History. Offered every academic year for more than 20 years, this signature annual lecture has been delivered by some of the nation’s foremost historians. The Distinguished Annual Lecture is presented by the UMass/Five College Graduate Program in History, the UMass Department of History, and Five Colleges, Inc.