Solidarities for Justice

Necessary Trouble: Thinking with the Legacy of John R. Lewis

“We are one people, one family, the human family, and what affects one of us affects us all.” ― John Lewis

Ready for some Necessary Trouble? In anticipation and in honor of the dedication of John R. Lewis College at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the Division of Social Sciences, Colleges Nine and Ten, the Institute for Social Transformation, and the Center for Racial Justice are organizing five events centered on topics exemplified by the life of Representative John Lewis.

At UC Santa Cruz, we believe that the real change is us. This series will highlight the efforts of faculty, students, staff, community leaders, and alumni in their commitments to social and racial justice, civic engagement and democracy. It is an opportunity for us all to reflect on how we can help carry John R. Lewis’ legacy forward in the future.

Featured Speakers:

John Brown Childs

Steve McKay

Christine Hong

Sylvanna M. Falcón

Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez

Chisato Hughes

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March 30, 2022: Social Movements for a Just Society
April 6, 2022: Pathways to Thriving Communities
April 13, 2022: Students as Agents of Transformative Change

Wednesday, March 2 at 4:00pm

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