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Bridging Divides, Charting Futures: The Transformative Power of Memory from the Civil Rights Movement to Youth Activism Today. Lecture with reception to follow.  Registration required.

Dr. Hajar Yazdiha (USC Dornsife; The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement) will explore 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., we will delve into the impactful lessons from the Civil Rights Movement and their relevance in today's era of youth activism. This lecture will offer 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. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how we can bridge divides and chart a collective future, inspired by the transformative power of our shared history.

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