Event Recaps | 30 January 2018

Questions That Matter – Freedom and Race


On January 30th, 2018 The Humanities Institute hosted the fourth Questions That Matter event on the theme of “Freedom and Race” for a capacity crowd at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The Humanities Institute Director Nathaniel Deutsch was joined by Dean of Humanities Tyler Stovall and History of Art and Visual Culture professor Jennifer González for a wide-ranging and important discussion.

Nicholas Ibarra wrote about this event for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

You can also stay engaged by watching our video of the event or looking through our photos below.

Event photos:

Questions That Matter: “Freedom and Race” 1.30.18

If you have trouble viewing above images, you may view this album directly on Flickr.

Questions That Matter is a public humanities series developed by UCSC Humanities Institute and the community of Santa Cruz. It brings together, in conversation, two or more UC Santa Cruz scholars with community residents and students to explore questions that matter to all of us. The series is a part of a strategic initiative of The Humanities Institute to champion the role and value of the humanities in contemporary life. At the University of California Santa Cruz, we understand that the humanities are a crucial element of any first-rate liberal arts education. Indeed, what distinguishes the best universities in the United States is the fact that the humanities are an integral part of their core curriculum, along with the arts and sciences.