Flyer for Why History Matters Event

  • On Monday, November 2nd at 2pm, we hosted Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, the Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of Humanities in Medicine at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. One of the most exciting historians of her generation, Dr. Cooper Owens gave a talk on her award-winning book Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology, a remarkable work that has profoundly influenced the study of slavery in America. Dr. Cooper Owens has been featured on numerous events and stages throughout the United States, including most recently on ABC News talking about the historical roots of Black maternal mortality. This talk will be of particular interest to those studying the histories of slavery, race, science, and ethics in America as well as those interested in careers in health care, scientific research, and public policy. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Cooper Owens in advance of her talk, please visit her website

flyer for Asian American History event

On Thursday, October 8th at 2pm, we held our event “New Directions in Asian American History.” The center welcomed Dr. Chrissy Yee Lau, Assistant Professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, Monterey Bay and Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communications, California State University, Monterey Bay to talk about their path-breaking historical research. The goal of this panel was to help see how the study of Asian American history continues to change and grow in the twenty-first century, while giving our students access to exceptional scholars in the field. 

May 5, 2020 - Join us LIVE at 11am at https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95267091809  for the First Annual Lytton Center Lecture on New Directions in the History of Gender and Sexuality. We will host a free lecture from two of the most important voices in the history of queer identity and activism, Dr. Amanda Littauer (University of Northern Illinois) and Dr. David Reichard (California State University, Monterey Bay).

Flyer for Gender and Sexuality Talk 2020


March 5, 2020, 11 AM  at the Smith Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Ohlone College 


The Lytton Center's programming will kick off with its inaugural annual Lytton Center Award for Equity and Social Change, an award that acknowledges the work of groups or individuals working toward social justice and equity by linking together past, present, and future. This year the Lytton Center is pleased to present Karen Korematsu with the award. At this awards ceremony and speaking engagement, Karen Korematsu will offer Ohlone students and community members the opportunity to hear the storied history of her father, Fred T. Korematsu, who resisted Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Karen Korematsu has used this story and legacy to carry on the work of her activist father to pursue advances in racial equity, social justice, and human rights.

We look forward to thanking her for her service. Read our press release for additional information.

Karen Korematsu Flyer