From Dream To Woke - 18th Annual UT Martin Civil Rights Conference 50 Years After Dr. King's Assassination

Civil Rights Conferences

Dr. David Barber

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

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civilrights@utm.edu


Civil Rights Conferences

From Dream To Woke - 18th Annual UT Martin Civil Rights Conference 50 Years After Dr. King's Assassination

Events

Wednesday February 14

12pm: “Heritage or Hate: Forum on Confederate Monuments,” Dr. David Coffey

Sunday February 18

6 & 9 pm: “Detroit” SAC- sponsored movie

Monday February 19

12 pm “Black Writers Reading Roundtable,” UTM Writing Center, 209 Humanities

7 pm “From Dream to Woke,” Florence Roach and UTM Theater Students, original play

Tuesday February 20

1 pm “Double Jeopardy: Crossroads of Discrimination,” Dr. Marisa Richmond, Professor, Women and Gender Studies, MTSU, and frst president of the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition

2:30 pm “Athletes and the Civil Rights Movement,” panel, Dr. David Coffey, chair

7pm Roots of Rhythm, Harriet Fulton Theater, Fine Arts Building, $5 admission

Wednesday February 21

11 am “Understanding Cultural Diversity Workshop,” sponsored by UTM Social Work Association, UC 206

12 pm Roots of Rhythm, Harriet Fulton Theater, Fine Arts Building, $5 admission

7 pm “Night of Dance and Spoken Word,” with spoken word artists Imani Cezanne, Samuel Hawkins, and the Judith Jamison Dancers

Thursday February 22

ALL DAY VOTING IN PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE ART CONTEST

9:30 am “The Last Year of Dr. King’s Life,” Ryan Jones, National Civil Rights Museum Historian

11 am “From Memphis to St.Louis”, Adolphus Pruitt, Chairman of the St. Louis Chapter of NAACP and Beverly Robertson, former President, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis

1 pm “The White Church and the Civil Rights Movement,” Reverend George Pasley, pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Martin

2:30 pm Black Student Association Presidents Panel with BSA presidents from UTM, UTK, UTC, and University of Memphis

7 pm: Keynote Event:
– Voices of Harmony
– Keynote Address: “From Dream to Woke,” Bobby Seale, Co-founder and frst Chairman of the Black Panther Party

Friday February 23

1 pm Civil Rights Art Contest Awards Ceremony, Watkins Foyer Area

2 pm “Why Do We Create Art?” Carl Moore, Art Contest Juror

Saturday February 24

7:30am National Civil Rights Museum trip - Sponsored by Trinity Presbyterian, $10 museum admission, meet at UC in front of Watkins, 7:30AM

 

ALL EVENTS HELD IN WATKINS AUDITORIUM ARE FREE, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 

For more information: utm.edu/civilrights or civilrights@utm.edu

Download full PDF schedule here.

 

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Dr. David Barber

University of Tennessee at Martin

Martin, TN 38238

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civilrights@utm.edu