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Dr Hajar Yazdiha to give next Williamson Lecture



Zoellner Arts Center, Butz Lobby

Dr. Hajar Yazdiha (USC Dornsife; The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement) explores the critical issues of polarization, democratic backsliding, and the power of collective action. Drawing inspiration from the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., she delves into the impactful lessons from the Civil Rights Movement and their relevance in today's era of youth activism. The presentation offers valuable insights into the art of civic engagement and solidarity-building, connecting historical wisdom to modern challenges to inspire a path forward for positive societal change. This is an opportunity to learn to bridge divides and chart a collective future, inspired by the transformative power of our shared history.

Lecture with Q&A at 5 pm, Reception to follow.

Registration requested:

Poster announcing Dr Yazdiha as WIlliamson Lecturer on September 26, 2024 at 5 pm n Zoellner Arts Center