Calling In, Not Calling Out

Hosted by the Department of Media and Communications

Online public event


Professor Loretta J. Ross

Professor Loretta J. Ross


Professor Shani Orgad

Professor Shani Orgad

In this talk Loretta J. Ross invites us to call others in, rather than call them out.

Fighting against oppression and injustice are the dues we pay for the privilege of being conscious and we are honoured to be able to challenge it with great responsibility. We begin to build a unified and strategic human rights movement that weaves our strengths together, that uses our differences as a platform for modelling a positive future built on justice and the politics of love, rather than a return to the past based on the politics of fear and prejudice. However, to create this movement we need to make a commitment to recognise and support each other – Calling People in rather than Calling them Out. Professor Ross will talk about how we can transform the Calling Out Culture into a Calling In Culture in order to build a united movement for human rights.

Meet our speaker and chair

Loretta J. Ross (@LorettaJRoss) is a Visiting Associate Professor at Smith College. Her career began as an activist in the 1970s. Her recent co-written books are Reproductive Justice: An Introduction and Radical Reproductive Justice both published in 2017. Her next book is Calling In the Calling Out Culture due in 2022.

Shani Orgad is Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Shani's research interests include gender, inequality, migration, feminism and media narratives. She is the author of numerous journal articles, blogs, and five books.

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The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. The Department is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the field of media and communications (2021 QS World University Rankings).

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.

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