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Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award: Honoring Peter Bratt

April 26, 2023 @ 5:45 pm 8:00 pm

The Division of Social Sciences is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2023 Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, Peter Bratt.

Please join us on April 26, 5:45–8 p.m., to honor him at an award ceremony and a public film screening of his documentary, DOLORES. Jennifer Siebel Newsom, award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of The Representation Project, will provide opening remarks. After the film, Professor Sylvanna M. Falcón will engage in a Q&A dialogue with Peter.

Peter Bratt is a Rockefeller Fellow, a Peabody Award winner, an Emmy-nominated, award-winning film director, writer, producer, and social justice activist. He received a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Bratt wrote, produced, and directed DOLORES, a feature documentary about civil rights icon Dolores Huerta, that was executive-produced by legendary musician Carlos Santana. The movie debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and has won numerous awards, including a 2018 Peabody Award and a Critic’s Circle Award. Other film work includes Follow Me Home and La Mission, and he also directed the ABC network special called Corazón de América (Soul of a Nation). Peter is also project lead of The Village SF, an innovative planned housing development in San Francisco to meet the holistic needs of Native Americans.

Location: Del Mar Theatre, 1124 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Peter Bratt

Peter Bratt

Peter Bratt is a UC Santa Cruz Alumnus (Cowell ’86, Politics), a Rockefeller Fellow, a Peabody Award winner, an Emmy-nominated film producer, writer, director, community organizer, and social justice activist.

Sylvanna M. Falcón

Sylvanna M. Falcón, Ph.D.

Sylvanna M. Falcón, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and educator, an Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, and the Director of the Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is the founder of The Representation Project, co-founder of the California Partners Project, an award-winning filmmaker, and mother of four.

This event is presented by the Division of Social Sciences

Co-sponsors: Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas, Institute for Social Transformation, The Humanities Institute, American Indian Resource Center, El Centro, Latin American and Latino Studies department, and Politics department.