Santa Clara University will welcome humanitarian Dolores Huerta and
medical anthropologist Paul Farmer for the College of Arts and Sciences'
first "Dean's Leadership Forum: The Intersection of the Humanities, Arts
and Sciences for the Benefit of Humanity." The events are free and open
to the public.
"This forum is an opportunity to engage with people making a big impact
on social injustice," says Atom Yee, College of Arts and Sciences Dean.
"We hope the community will come to have important discussions on issues
affecting their lives and the lives of those less fortunate and leave
feeling inspired to do something about it."
In a talk entitled "Weaving Moments Together," Huerta will speak Sunday,
April 6, about her work with the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the
importance of bringing commuity movements together for social justice.
She will also take questions from the audience. Huerta spent a lifetime
fighting economic injustice. While she is most well-known for launching
the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, she
has also played a major role in advocating the election of more women to
political office and influencing legislation that supports equality and
defends civil rights. She was inducted into the California Hall of Fame
last year and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
Farmer will give a public lecture Monday, April 7, named after his book
"In the Company of the Poor." Farmer is a medical anthropologist who has
dedicated his life to giving the poor access to high-quality health care
and has studied the role social inequities play in the distribution and
outcome of infectious diseases. He co-founded Partners in Health to
bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of
them. He was named one of the 100 best global thinkers by
ForeignPolicy.com in 2011.
The events are free and open to the public thanks to a generous donation
by Susan Valeiote '77 and Yahoo! CFO Kenneth Goldman. Reservations are
To register, visit: www.scu.edu/cas/deansforum/
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