Carillon Tower and the Sewell Social Science Building during autumn.

The Havens Wright Center is dedicated to promoting critical intellectual reflection and exchange, both within academia and between it and broader society.

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Upcoming Events

Freedom, Now
Alberto Toscano, University of London
October 13 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Precariat: Confronting Rentier Capitalism
Guy Standing, SOAS University of London
October 18 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Abolish Border Imperialism: Migration, Racial Capitalism and Transnational Solidarities
Harsha Walia, Organizer and Writer
November 29 at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

About Us

Established in the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984, the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice is dedicated to promoting critical intellectual reflection and exchange, both within the academy as well as between it and the broader society. The Center is named in honor of the late Professors of Rural Sociology and Sociology, A. Eugene Havens and Erik Olin Wright, whose life and work embodied the combination of progressive social and political commitment and scholarly rigor that the Center encourages.