Dr. Lisa Brock

Dr. Lisa Brock has been an activist all her life, from fighting for girl’s rights and black rights in her native Cincinnati, Ohio area and against police violence and judicial misconduct in Washington D.C, to becoming a leader in the anti-apartheid movement in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Oberlin College and earned her B.A. from Howard University and her Ph.D. in African History from Northwestern University; she lived in Mozambique as a Fulbright Scholar in the 1980s.   As an historian and activist, Lisa is an internationalist who views history as a way to enter contemporary discussions about race, class, gender, and global inequalities, and has for over twenty years been an active Public Intellectual.   As the Academic Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, Dr. Brock, expertly merges Social Justice teaching with Service Learning experiences among college students.  She will provide an overview of the topic of social justice and introduce how it relates to volunteer activities.