50 Years of Civil Rights Leadership: A U-M Symposium in honor of Rev. Jesse Jackson
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FREE! TICKETS REQUIRED FOR THE 4:00 PM KEYNOTE EVENT WITH REVEREND JESSE JACKSON. TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP IN PERSON AT THE MICHIGAN UNION TICKET OFFICE BEGINNING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016. MORE INFORMATION: https://muto.umich.edu/
About the symposium:
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 Assembly Hall (fourth floor). Lunch served. Seating is limited.
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12:00 - 1:30 pm: Panel 2 - "Common Ground: A Dialogue Across Decades of Student Activists at Michigan"
Rackham Amphitheater (fourth floor).
4:00 - 5:00 pm: Keynote lecture: "What's next for us? Hope and Reflection" with the Rev. Jesse Jackson
FREE! TICKETS REQUIRED FOR THE 4:00 PM KEYNOTE EVENT WITH REVEREND JESSE JACKSON. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. TICKETS MUST BE PICKED UP IN PERSON AT THE MICHIGAN UNION TICKET OFFICE BEGINNING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016. MORE INFORMATION: https://muto.umich.edu/
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the symposium's keynote speech, with welcome and introduction from President Mark Schlissel and Dean Susan M. Collins. America's foremost civil rights leader reflects on the U.S. presidential election-and on the future of the struggle for economic, political, and social justice and peace. Q&A moderated by journalist Bankole Thompson. Student performances: social justice and the arts, with remarks from Aaron Dworkin, Dean of the School of Music, Theater, and Dance.
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.