Honoring Calvin Goode: the Proof of the Power of Local Politics

Date & Time: February 23, 2021, 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Calvin Goode

Join the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies’ Anti-Racism Committee for a discussion with Vernon Goode as he speaks about his father, Phoenix Councilman Calvin Goode's legacy.

Known as the “Conscience of the Council,” Calvin Goode was the longest-tenured elected official in the history of the City of Phoenix. The Phoenix City Hall was renamed the Calvin C. Goode Municipal Building in his honor. He was a fierce advocate for equal opportunity, affordable housing, education and improving the quality of life in Phoenix.

Guest Info:

Vernon Goode is a lifelong Arizonan and a graduate of Arizona State University where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society.  His career path has included a variety of roles in private and public sector and has ultimately led him toward a passion for learning and development and his current position in where he is responsible for the City of Scottsdale's employee development program.  “I have learned that whatever our station in life, we all have the ability to positively impact those around us.”

Judge Henry Watkins serves as Vice-President of the Board at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center. He was born, raised and educated in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended law school at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, earning a Juris Doctorate degree from the latter institution. Admission to the Arizona and California State Bars followed. He has held positions in the U.S. Marine Corps, private practice, U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C., Social Security Administration, Arizona Center for Disability Law, as well as an appointment of as Regional Chief Judge in Atlanta, Georgia. During his retirement, he is spending time on the course improving his golf game and time volunteering the Carver Museum.