Leonardo Dorantes Memorial Lecture

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
November 13, 2019

Building Community in an Hour of Chaos

Santa Barbara City College is pleased to bring Dr. Marc Lamont Hill to campus on Wednesday, November 13, to deliver the 2019 Leonardo Dorantes Memorial Lecture, "Building Community in an Hour of Chaos." 

Join members of the community in SBCC's Garvin Theatre at 6 p.m., as noted scholar and award-winning journalist Dr. Hill offers a critical analysis of the current social and political moment. By identifying key issues, challenges, controversies and trends that have emerged or lingered during this challenging time, he spotlights the work that must be done to sustain the progress of the Freedom Struggle. Moving beyond mere critique, he will also provide concrete solutions, as well as hope and possibility for healing our national, local and university communities.

Dr. Hill shares a bold vision of the future, where social progress and the pursuit of equality depend on listening to each other while adopting a fearless attitude toward change.
Dr. Hill has received numerous awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He is also the author of three books: "Beats, Rhymes and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity," "The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America," and "The Barbershop Notebooks: Reflections on Culture, Politics and Education."
The Leonardo Dorantes Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1990 under the auspices of the SBCC Foundation. The lecture honors the memory of a second-year SBCC student and Mexican immigrant, Leonardo Dorantes. Celebrated as a motivated student and respected by peers and professors alike, Leonardo died in a race-related tragedy in November of 1990. The lecture series seeks to heighten awareness and understanding of racial and ethnic diversity in our society, politics and culture.
Free parking will be available on the SBCC West Campus after 5 p.m.