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Barbara Lee Elihu Harris Lecture Series Presents Attorney General Rob Bonta

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Date:
Thursday, February 08, 2024
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
Email:
Phone:
510-434-3988
Location Details:
Beebe Memorial Cathedral
3900 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

California Attorney General Rob Bonta will speak as part of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series Thursday, February 8, at 7. He will address the Lecture Series topic prompted by Dr. King in his final published work: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Bonta will speak about taking on organized retail crime that results in millions of dollars of losses to businesses and threatens the safety of thousands of families. He will also address the housing crisis and enforcing California's equitable housing laws and creating more safe and affordable housing. Bonta asserts that there is much we can and must do to confront the economic, political and social dangers that confront us. There is no admission to the lecture, and advance reservations are encouraged by calling the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center at (510) 434-3988. For more information, visit http://www.mlkfreedomcenter.org .

Rob Bonta is the first person of Filipino descent and the second Asian-American Attorney General. His passion for justice and fairness was instilled in him by his parents, who served on the frontlines of some of America's most important social justice movements. Instilling in him the lessons they learned from the United Farm Workers and the civil rights movement, Bonta's parents lit a fire inside him to fight against injustice - to stand up for those who are taken advantage of or harmed. It's why he decided to become a lawyer - to help right historic wrongs and fight for people who have been harmed.

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. 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.

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