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A Conversation with Michelle Obama

November 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am  |  Virtual Event


The Humanities Institute is excited to announce that UC Santa Cruz has been invited to participate in a special event with Michelle Obama on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. This event will feature Mrs. Obama in conversation with a moderator and selected students from a small group of participating colleges, including ours.

Our campus community will have remote access to the free event and an opportunity to receive a free copy of Mrs. Obama’s book Becoming.

We will nominate one UC Santa Cruz undergraduate student to meet Mrs. Obama and participate in the in-person event at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland. The conversation will be based on themes from her 2018 memoir, Becoming, with a particular emphasis on issues that are most resonant for college students. The Humanities Institute will sponsor the student’s travel and accommodation in Washington, D.C. Applications for this opportunity were accepted until Thursday, October 21, at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Join this special conversation online by registering with your email address! Please note the registration is free and is open until Friday, November 5, at 8:59 p.m. PT.


The Humanities Institute was thrilled to be able to offer 500 free copies of Becoming to members of the UC Santa Cruz community. At this time, the books have all been claimed.


This event is part of The Humanities Institute’s yearlong series on Imagination.


November 9, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am