Neves Evans Social Justice Lecture Series

About the H. Andréa Neves and Barton Evans Lecture Series

Andrea Neves and Judy Sakaki

Dr. Neves (right) with former President Judy Sakaki after being awarded her honorary doctorate, May 2018 

Social justice is at the heart of a $250,000 endowment made to Sonoma State University by a couple with hopes that the gift will spur others to donate "to nudge the University in the direction they would like to see it go." SSU Professor Emeritus Dr. Andréa Neves and her husband Bart Evans have been longtime supporters of programs in education, including the building of classrooms in Africa.

This endowment fund supports the H. Andréa Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series at Sonoma State University, a joint venture of the School of Social Sciences and the School of Education.

Each year the series invites a distinguished and inspiring speaker to address the topic of social justice in a public lecture for the campus and greater community.

The 2024 lecture with politician and political analyst Julián Castro took place on Tuesday, February 20th at the GMC.