Obituary for Edward Soja (1940-2015), by Mike the PoeT Sonksen
This has been a difficult autumn for the UCLA Luskin family.
Professor Jackie Leavitt passed away on November 27, 2015. I am lucky to have been one of her students. A tireless advocate for urbanized communities of color, Jackie is deeply missed but forever loved and respected.
UCLA Urban Planning will hold a gathering in celebration of Jackie’s life and work on Monday, March 7, 2016 at UCLA.
I declined a scholarship at another university to study urban planning under Edward W. Soja at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Ed will be greatly missed.
His legacy lives on in us.
A celebration of Ed’s life and work will be held Monday, January 25, 2016, from 4:00PM-6:00PM at the UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room.