Honoring activism

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Van Jones.

Co-sponsored by KPFA, the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture is coming up on November 28 at UC Berkeley — tickets are free, but you have to get them in advance (see details here). This year’s speaker is progressive activist Van Jones, speaking on “Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How can we get there?”

The lecture honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement (1964), and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified.

The evening includes a presentation of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award, which recognizes young people engaged in the struggle to build a more humane and just society.