and Elihu Harris
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Chaos or Community: Where Do We Go From Here?
The Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, co-produced by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Peralta Community College District, promotes an ample exchange of ideas to help inspire and move forward new leadership and servantship.
Broad East Bay audiences of all ages are exposed to some of our nation’s most courageous and exemplary civil and human rights figures, engaging in creative solutions and challenges to some of the most crucial issues facing our communities today: economic inequity, voter disenfranchisement, systemic racism, violence in schools and neighborhoods, police brutality, and the contradictions and ramifications of extreme poverty.
Lectures are organized by the youth and staff at the Freedom Center, with a focus on promoting ideas and actions rooted in principles of nonviolence, and lessons from some of our nation’s most significant civil rights struggles.
Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lectures—Click to view
- Dr. Dorothy Cotton and Reverend C. T. Vivian
- Jack Hunter O’Dell and Bob Zellner
- Ambassador Andrew Young
- Congressman John Lewis
- Mayor Julian Castro
- Dr. Helene Gayle
- Donzaleigh Abernathy, Luci Baines Johnson, Kerry Kennedy and Peggy Wallace Kennedy
- Martin Luther King III
- Peter V. Lee and Dr. Coyness Ennix
- Dolores Huerta and Senator Art Torres
- Reverend James Lawson, Jr
- Minnijean Brown Trickey and Dr. Terrence Roberts
- Dr. Clayborne Carson and Dr. Clarence Jones
- Bobby Seale
- Congresswoman Terri Sewell
- Bob Moses
- Congressman James Clyburn
- Anita Hill
- Danny Glover
- Ari Berman
- Anna Mwalagho
- Stacey Abrams
- Secretary Lonnie Bunch III
- Tribute to the Life of John Robert Lewis
- Congresswoman Sheila Jackson
For more information on the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, please contact our offices at 510-434-3988.