Bringing an Arizona perspective to national issues of justice
The Seeking Justice in Arizona Fall Lecture Series, now in its 16th year, brings in experts from our local communities to discuss critical national issues in an Arizona context. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer period and time to interact with the speaker informally. Admission is free and open to the public.
All talks will take place via Zoom and livestream via YouTube.
Note: We regret to inform that the fourth lecture series with Miriam Araya has been canceled. Thank you for your collaboration and understanding.
Janelle Wood, Black Mothers Forum
"And How Are All the Children? Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments"
Rob Chevaleau, "How I Learned to ‘Organize, Agitate, Educate’"
AZ Trans Youth Parent Organization (AZTYPO)
Gina Mendez, “Organizing Youth Organizers to Take Action”
Living United for Change in Arizona - LUCHA
Sharon J. Kirsch, Director of Research, Save Our Schools Arizona
Dawn Penich-Thacker, Director of Communications, Save Our Schools Arizona
Anabel Maldonado, Lead Organizer, #Demand2Learn, ACLU-AZ
Jamie Horowitz, Outreach Director, March for Our Lives-AZ
Dawn Motley, Communications Co-Director and College Operations Co-Director, March for Our Lives-AZ
Samia Muraweh, Outreach Director and East Valley Lead, March for Our Lives-AZ
Chandra Crudup, Lecturer/Faculty Associate Coordinator, ASU School of Social Work, and Faculty Fellow, ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Celia Robidoux, Program Manager, AmeriCorps-AZ
Elizabeth Pérez, Community Organizer
Rebecca Gau, Executive Director, Stand for Children
Sue Ellen Allen, Co-founder, Gina’s Team
Raquel Teran, Arizona State Director, Mi Familia Vota
Danny Hernandez, Education & Policy Coordinator, GLSEN
Jennifer Longdon, Speaker, Writer, and Policy Advocate
Jeremy Zegas, Project Director, Why Marriage Matters Arizona
Jodi Liggett, Director of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Arizona
David Garcia, Associate Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU and Director, Arizona Education Policy Initiative
Lourdes Vasquez and Brian Vasquez, filmmakers and co-founders of the nonprofit Embracing Humanity
Sam Wercinski, Executive Director, Arizona Advocacy Network
Lawrence Robinson, Assistant Professor, Phoenix College of Law and Roosevelt School
Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez, Senior Field Correspondent, KJZZ's Changing America Desk
Randall Amster, Executive Director, Peace and Justice Association; Professor, Prescott College
Randy Parraz, Community Organizer and Social Entrepreneur
David C. Tierney, Partner, Sacks Tierney P.A.
Robin Reineke, NSF Foundation Fellow in Cultural Anthropology, University of Arizona
Rebecca Tsosie, Professor and Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Lattie Coor, ASU President Emeritus, Ernest W. McFarland Arizona Heritage Chair in Leadership and Public Policy and professor in the School of Public Affairs; chairman and CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona
Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona
Kimber Lanning, Executive Director, Local First Arizona District Governing Board member
Dana Wolfe Naimark, President/CEO Children's Action Alliance
James P. Walsh, Pinal County Attorney
Eddie Sissons, Executive Director, Arizona Foundation for Behavioral Health
Steve Brittle, President, Don't Waste Arizona, Inc.
John Foreman, Arizona Assistant Attorney General, retired Maricopa County Superior Court judge
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona House of Representatives, District #15
Anne Ronan, Staff Attorney, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest
Bill Straus, Regional Director, AntiDefamation League
Alfredo Gutierrez, Immigrant Rights Activist and Former Arizona State Legislator
Hon. Scott Bales, Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
Roxanna C. Bacon, Managing Director, Littler Global immigration law firm
Louisa Stark, Executive Director of Community Housing Partnership
Ellen Katz, Litigation Director of the William Morris Institute for Justice
Daniel Ortega, partner in the law firm Roush, McCracken, Guerrero, Miller and Ortega
Barbara Broderick, Acting chief of the juvenile Probation Department for Maricopa County