7:30 pm: SGA Multicultural Affairs Committee sponsored forum: “The Black Experience in the Classroom.”
6 & 9 pm: “Get Out” SAC- sponsored movie
3 pm Black Writers Reading, EMFL Hortense Parrish Writing Center, HU 209
7 pm “Poor People Matter,” Florence Roach in her production of an original play
1:00 pm “Segregation in West Tennessee.” A panel of people who grew up in segregated West Tennessee communities.
2:30 pm “Immigration as a Civil Rights Issue,” Tom Castelli, Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee
7 pm Night of Dance: Reflections of African American Culture
9:30 am “Black Women in the Struggle for Black Freedom,” Dr. Courtney Pace, Memphis Theological Seminary
11 am “Education and Race, Today,” Dr. William Carson Byrd, University of Louisville
1 pm “Gospel Music and the African American Experience,” Dr. Mark Simmons and Henrietta Giles, The University of Tennessee at Martin
2:30 pm “What I Gave and What I Got: Here I am, LGBT in Tennessee,” Morgan Robertson, UTM Alumna and NW TN representative of the Tennessee Equality Project, and Chris Sanders, Executive Director of the Tennessee Equality Project
7 pm: Civil Rights Conference Keynote Event: “Toward a Radical Revolution of Values,” with Reverend Dr. William J. Barber III and the UTM Voices of Harmony
7:15am Trip to Civil Rights sites, Memphis, TN; Sponsored by Trinity Presbyterian Church, Martin, TN. *$10 Deposit.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND HELD IN WATKINS AUDITORIUM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
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