Chang Prize recipient Niv Karthikeyan (BS '20) hosts a panel Caltech staff, faculty, and alumni to offer reflections on their personal histories of organizing, agitating, and advocating on campus in the name of social justice.
The legacy of Caltech is marked by stories of injustice. It is also marked by the communities forged in the face of that injustice, exclusion, and bigotry. In this event, a panel of current and former members of Caltech’s staff, faculty, and student body (Rochelle Diamond, Dr. Melany Hunt, and Dr. Edray Goins) offer reflections on their personal histories of organizing, agitating, and advocating on campus.
In doing so, we consider the ways that remembering those histories - through practices of archiving and other forms of memory work - can inform, ground, and inspire present and future activism at Caltech.
The event will also include remarks from Dr. Peter Collopy, Caltech’s University Archivist, and will be facilitated by Nivetha (Niv) Karthikeyan as part of her 2020 Milton and Rosalind Chang Prize project, “Intersections: Building Solidarity Through Community Archives.”
This event is hosted by Athena Castro and Greg Fletcher in The Caltech Y.
2020 Chang Prize Recipient
Member of the Professional Staff, Caltech
Facility Director of the Flow Cytometry/Cell Sorting Facility
Researcher and Lab Manager in the Rothenberg Developmental Immunology Lab
Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College
Dotty and Dick Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Caltech
University Archivist and Head of Archives and Special Collections, Caltech