Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Friday, January 31, 2014
All day event
Multiple Locations
Event Type
Pitzer
Contact
Angela Daves-Haley
Department
Office of Black Student Affairs

STUDENT ‘FIRESIDE CHAT’ WITH GUEST PANEL Students engage in one-on-one discussion with guest speakers
3:30p-4:30p
Location: Office of Black Student Affairs
Refreshments provided
Filmed for marketing and archival purposes
OBSA is producing an installation within the office depicting the Civil Rights Era. Installation to include: artwork, photographs, literature, OBSA archival materials, videos, audio (speeches, music)

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION
Call and Response: The Art of Social Justice
7:30-9pm
Location: George C.S. Benson Auditorium
Meet&Greet/Merchandise Available for Purchase after the program

Art depicts, reflects, and interprets humanity - including the ever-changing expressions of social justice worldwide. Within the African diaspora, it documents the historical importance and resonance of “call and response”.

The call to fight for social justice was pivotal in the 50s and 60s, and the response created multiple movements, among them, the Civil Rights and Black/Brown/Yellow Power Movements. Dr. King and other civil rights activists galvanized an era of change that continues to impact us today.

Experience an evening hearing truths and unraveling myths from members of The Black Panther Party (1966-1982) and the current artists from RISE: Love. Revolution. The Black Panther Party who depict their story from various racial, ethnic, class, gender, and generational perspectives. Special performance by Gerald Rivers: The Voice of King

"Where the dreams of King and the Black Panthers meet"

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