50 Years of Civil Rights Leadership: A U-M Symposium in honor of Rev. Jesse Jackson
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For half a century, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has courageously advanced civil rights across racial, gender, and economic boundaries in the United States and around the world. The University of Michigan is honored to have the chance to celebrate the Reverend’s work this fall at a daylong series of events.
Reverend Jackson will deliver the keynote address, with a question & answer period moderated by journalist Bankole Thompson. The event takes place just days after the presidential election: come hear America's foremost civil rights leader reflect on the campaigns--and on the future of the struggle for economic, political, and social justice and peace.
10:00 - 11:30 am: Panel 1 - Transforming the Party?: The Enduring Significance of Jesse Jackson for President
Rackham East Conference Room (fourth floor). Lunch served.
12:00 - 1:30 pm: Panel 2 - Common Ground: A Dialogue Across Five Decades of Student Activists at Michigan
Rackham Amphitheater (fourth floor).
4:00 - 6:00 pm: Keynote speech and student performances.
The keynote event will be ticketed. Please check back for more details.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson will deliver the symposium's keynote speech, with welcome and introduction from President Mark Schlissel and Dean Susan M. Collins. Moderated by journalist Bankole Thompson. Student performances: social justice and the arts, with an introduction from Dean Aaron Dworkin.
Hosted by: the University of Michigan
The steering committee includes faculty from the Office of the Provost; Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; School of Music, Theater, and Dance; the Law School; and Literature, Science, and the Arts.