The 2020 Payton Distinguished Lectureship will feature remarks from The Honorable Eric Holder followed by an in-depth conversation on voting rights and inequality in the U.S. moderated by Pomona College Associate Professor of Politics Amanda Hollis-Brusky. As the third-longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office, Holder is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. Holder now chairs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), the first-ever strategic hub for a comprehensive redistricting strategy, whose mission is to ensure the next round of redistricting is fair and that district maps reflect the will of the voters.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are now available to Pomona College and 7C students, faculty and staff (with ID) at the Bridges Auditorium Box Office (909-607-1139). General public tickets will be available in January 2020.
The Pomona College Board of Trustees endowed the John A. Payton ’73 Distinguished Lectureship in memory of John Payton’s life and influential career as a renowned civil rights attorney, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and a member of the Pomona College Board of Trustees, and in honor of David W. Oxtoby, ninth president of Pomona College. This is the third annual Payton Lecture.