The Asian Studies Department congratulates Ethan Johnson Chase ’17, who recently completed his J.D. at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law and passed the Kentucky Bar Examination! Like so many Berea graduates, Ethan is using his knowledge as power to change the world for the better. Even before receiving his J.D. and passing the bar examination, Ethan was involved with legal efforts to win justice for the family of Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers in March 2020. Recalling the words of the late U.S. Representative John Lewis, who spoke at his Commencement ceremony in May 2017, Ethan says, “I believe Rep. John Lewis when he says it’s up to us to continue the work to which he dedicated his life. It’s up to us to continue the work of this stalwart champion in the on-going struggle to demand respect for the dignity and worth of every human being, to cause good trouble, to redeem the soul of America.” We are very proud of you, Ethan!