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Black Liberation and Pedagogies – Necessary Trouble: Thinking with the Legacy of John R. Lewis

February 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  |  Virtual Event


“Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society. “ ― 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.

Featured Speakers:

Savannah Shange

David Henry

Anthony III

Cat Brooks

Andrea del Carmen VázquezRegister

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.



February 16, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm