Events | 1 May 2019

Special Event: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Community Read Kickoff with Bettina Aptheker


My Own Words: The Law and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


The Humanities Institute is pleased to announce a special event to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, free and open to the public, on May 22. In anticipation of Cabrillo Festival’s upcoming premiere of a major new work inspired by the life of Supreme Court Justice GinsburgWhen There Are Nine by composer Kristin Kuster­—The Humanities Institute, Cabrillo Festival, and Bookshop Santa Cruz have come together to present a panel discussion and Community Read kickoff event.

UC Santa Cruz Distinguished Professor and feminist activist Bettina Aptheker will moderate a conversation with Judge Syda Cogliati, Attorney Anna M. Penrose-Levig, and Attorney Jessica Delgado about the significant cases and opinions Justice Ginsburg has championed over the course of her career and the impact she has had on women’s equality, civil liberties, and racial justice under the law. Special guest Judge Ariadne “Ari” Symons will add to the occasion with her entertaining impression of the Notorious RBG.

This free event, cosponsored by The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies and Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County, will be held on May 22, 7pm at DNA’s Comedy Lab, 155 South River Street, Santa Cruz.

Please find more information here, and join us on May 22.