Thursday, August 22, 2013

You're Invited: "I Have A Dream" 50 Years Later

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and the historic "I Have A Dream" speech by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the African American Leadership Forum to commemorate the occasion, in-person or online. You'll hear from an inspiring panel as they reflect on the March, progress in the last half-century, and the work that lies ahead to fully realize the dream.  

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

"I Have A Dream" 50 Years Later:
Marking the Anniversary of the 1963
March on Washington



Please join the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the African American Leadership Forum as we mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.



Wednesday, August 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Reception to Follow

Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Panelists:
  • Dr. Josie Johnson, educator and civil rights leader
  • Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, director of the Community Justice Project, University of St. Thomas Law School
  • Vice President Walter F. Mondale, former vice president of the United States
  • Professor Samuel L. Myers, Jr., Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • The Rev. Rolland Robinson, Taylors Falls Methodist Church
Moderator:
  • Sharon Sayles Belton, former mayor of Minneapolis and vice president for community relations and government affairs, Thomson Reuters
Through remembrances and conversation with the audience, our guests will reflect on the 1963 March on Washington, progress over the past 50 years, and challenges ahead.

If you can't attend in person, join us online. 

Visit hhh.umn.edu/MarchWashington to watch a live stream of the event and join the conversation by blogging with other members of the virtual audience. Follow us on Twitter: #HHHCivilRights.


Parking may be available for a fee directly across the street in the
Nineteenth Avenue Ramp.

Keeping Faith with a Legacy of Justice: This is the first of several civil rights-related events the Humphrey School of Public Affairs will host as we approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. More so than any single law, this legislation was responsible for hastening the demise of de jure segregation in many parts of the country. No U.S. lawmaker was more responsible for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than Hubert H. Humphrey, and he regarded its passage as a crowning achievement of his political career. During 2014, the Humphrey School and community partners will sponsor a range of activities to mark the anniversary of this critically important legislation, recommit to civil rights principles, and increase awareness of contemporary civil rights issues.
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