Freedom and Race Series

Thanks to generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this year we’ve refined our public programming and launched our first foray into curricula around a core theme: “Freedom and Race.” All year we’ve been dedicated to tackling the most vexing questions surrounding the historic struggle of people around the world to be free. In that time, we’ve unveiled a new name, a new website, and our first-ever class. We’ve also brought the Santa Cruz community together for standing-room-only events featuring the kind of thoughtful dialogue that digs deeper—and lasts longer—than 280 characters. Here’s what we’ve been up to.