The Winton Endowment for Social Justice and American Culture establishes enriched support for UCSC Library collections on these subjects. Preference is given to acquisitions reflecting an underlying concern for social justice, with an emphasis on politics and current events.
Preference is is also given to acquiring items documenting the rich record of American culture, with an emphasis on film (including screenplays), music, literature, and photography. Acquisitions may be in any format, with an emphasis on books and films in accessible formats, such as video recordings or DVDs.
Charlie Winton has made a career as publisher and distributor of well-known imprints. He is the chief executive officer of Counterpoint which publishes fiction, literature, poetry and a range of nonfiction titles. Counterpoint was created in 2007 through the acquisition of three notable independent presses: Counterpoint, Shoemaker & Hoard, and Soft Skull Press. In 2008 Counterpoint began publishing books in association with Sierra Club Books. The books are distributed by Publishers Group West, a company founded by Mr. Winton in 1976 and sold in 2002.
As a family, the Wintons have strong interests in film making, photography, art, social justice, and American culture.
Pictured are Charlie, Jack (Porter College 2007), Kelly, and Barbara Winton.