Afternoon conversation with MLK Convocation speaker

To: UCSC Students

From: Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation Committee

Please join us for an afternoon conversation and student panel with Dr. Robert "Bob" P. Moses, founder of the Algebra Project, and the featured speaker at UC Santa Cruz's 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation.   

The afternoon event takes place on Wednesday, February 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stevenson Event Center. Please see the event flyer.

About the speaker: Dr. Moses, a Harvard-trained educator, was a prominent figure in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. In 1961, Moses initiated the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee's Mississippi Voter Registration Project. He was a leader during the 1964 Summer Project, "Freedom Summer", and helped parachute the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to the 1964 National Democratic Convention. Moses received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1982–87), which he used to start the Algebra Project, a national mathematics literacy program. He was recently the Distinguished Visitor for the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and a visiting lecturer at NYU School of Law. He is co-author of Radical Equations-Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project (2001), and co-editor of Quality Education as a Constitutional Right-Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform America's Schools (2010).

This event is sponsored by UCSC's Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Stevenson College; and the CHES Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, please contact Donnae Smith by phoning 831-459-3097 or by sending email to


If you cannot attend the afternoon event (and even if you can), please plan to attend the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz. In addition to Dr. Moses' talk at the convocation, Stephen Nelson will be honored as the recipient of this year's Tony Hill Award.

UCSC shuttles will be provided to students for transportation to the Civic Auditorium and return to campus after the event. (Students will be picked up at the perimeter route at 6:15 p.m.)

The event is free of charge and open to the public; no advance ticketing is required.