Confronting Racism explores the immigrant experience
At what point does an undocumented immigrant become an American in the making? Join Dr. Alberto Ledesma, assistant dean for diversity, inclusion, and equity at UC Berkeley and author of the 2017 memoir, “Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer, Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life.”
Join Dr. Ledesma for a candid conversation about his journey from arriving in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to becoming a UC leader. He will also share stories, musings and drawings from his award-winning memoir. Twenty-five randomly chosen participants will receive a copy of Dr. Ledesma’s book!
- What: Confronting Racism speaker series: On the responsibility of dreamers
- When: Dec. 9, 12–1 p.m. (PT)
- Registration: Register online
About the Confronting Racism speaker series
The Confronting Racism speaker series is a new program of virtual learning opportunities organized and cosponsored by Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs (GUEA) and the Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging (OWIB). Inspired by President Drake and the work of the UCOP Anti-Racism Task Force, Confronting Racism brings UC lecturers from a broad array of fields to UCOP to highlight contemporary issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
All UCOP community members are encouraged to attend these events to broaden their perspective, learn how to adopt anti-racist principles in their own lives and engage in meaningful conversations with guest lecturers and colleagues.
Information and dates will be available soon for 2022 events!
For questions about the Confronting Racism series, please contact Fatima Ali Azam.Tags: Alberto Ledesma, confronting racism, Confronting Racism speaker series, GUEA, OWIB