THE HUMANITIES CENTER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AN EXCEPTIONAL EVENT AT
“UC and Public Higher Education: A Teach-In with George Lakoff,
California State Senator Loni Hancock, and Jesse Cheng”
Thursday, January 14, 4-6 PM *1030 Humanities Gateway (*new location)
SENATOR LONI HANCOCK, Democrat from Oakland, represents the regions of
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, El Sobrante,
Emeryville, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and San Pablo.
She has compiled an impressive record of legislation supporting the
environment and education. Recently, she was appointed to the new
“Joint Select Committee on Reform,” a special legislative committee
set up by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Senate President Darrell
Steinberg to address the crisis in California’s tax system. For more
information, see her website: http://dist09.casen.govoffice.com/
PROFESSOR GEORGE LAKOFF teaches cognitive and neural linguistics at UC
Berkeley. He is best known to humanists for his ground-breaking
collaborations with Mark Johnson, –Metaphors We Live By, and
–Philosophy of the Flesh–. In response to the UC budget crisis,
Professor Lakoff has shown exemplary leadership, taking the initiative
to promote a referendum that would return the California legislature
to the classical majority vote and eliminate the 2/3rd rule that has
crippled the state. For more information, see:
http://www.californiansfordemocracy.com or http://www.camajorityrule.com.
JESSE CHENG is the student-regent to the UC Board of Regents and an
Asian American Studies major at UCI. He has also served as external
chair for the Asian Pacific Student Association, executive vice
president-elect for the Associated Students of UC Irvine, Academic
Senate representative for the Council on Education Policy and the
chair of the UC Student Fee Advisory Committee. Having attended the
UC Regents meetings for the past academic year, he has special insight
into their handling of the plight of students.
Please join us for this important event!