How to Stand Up to a Dictator
NEW DATE! This event, originally scheduled for January 19, has been rescheduled for May 18. The time and venue remain the same. Patrons with tickets for January 19 will receive replacement tickets in the coming weeks. If you purchased tickets as a gift, please alert the recipient.
“A Filipino journalist who stands at 5 foot 2 but stands taller than so many of us in her courage and personal sacrifice for the cause of telling the truth.” – Amal Clooney
“We’re in the last two minutes of democracy, globally. I think there’s far more at stake in the world than my freedom or my fate. Is this the tipping point for democracy? Or the other way — the tipping point for fascism?” – Maria Ressa
Celebrated around the world for her commitment to free expression, human dignity and democratic government, journalist Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power and challenging corruption. The recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Ressa has had multiple arrest warrants filed against her for her reporting on the authoritarian administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Her new book How to Stand Up to a Dictator tells the story of how democracy dies by a thousand cuts and how social media is killing our freedoms.
A Thousand Cuts:
Film Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz
Thu, Apr 20 / 7 PM / UCSB Pollock Theater / FREE
A Thousand Cuts documents the events leading up to Ressa’s arrest and explores the worldwide erosion of press freedoms and the threats posed by authoritarian governments to democracy and our very sense of truth.
Major Sponsor: Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing
Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Eva & Yoel Haller, Dick Wolf, and Zegar Family Foundation
Justice for All UCSB Faculty Advisory Committee: Gerardo Aldana, Ingrid Banks, Daina Ramey Berry, Charles Hale, Beth Pruitt, Susannah Scott, Jeffrey Stewart, Sharon Tettegah, Kim Yasuda
Additional support provided by the Beth Chamberlin Endowment for Cultural Understanding
Presented in association with UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center