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Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Fighting for Justice"
Tue, November 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
Benjamin Jealous will be this year’s featured speaker at the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Fighting for Justice: Sustaining the Struggle, Building a Movement." Jealous is a senior partner at Kapor Capital, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress,and former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The talk will be moderated by Bettina Aptheker, Distinguished Professor and UC Presidential Co-Chair, Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz.
This memorial lecture series honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, spokesperson for Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, and the spirit of moral courage which he and other activists of his generation exemplified.
The event will also include a presentation of the Young Activist Award. Each year, this award is given to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice, and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action.