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Postponed – Stevenson Distinguished Alumni Lecture: John Rickford
October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.
This event features John R. Rickford (Member, National Academy of Sciences, Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow, the British Academy)
Mr. Rickford will be reading the UCSC chapter from his 2022 memoir “Speaking my Soul: Race, Life and Language,” including his journey from childhood in Guyana to his status as Emeritus Professor at Stanford. The memoir details the transformation of his identity from colored or mixed race in Guyana to black in the USA, and of his work championing Black Talk and its speakers. Signed copies of his memoir will be available for purchase during the event. Reception to follow.
This event is co-sponsored by the UCSC Linguistics Department, Stevenson Programs Office, and The Humanities Institute.