Apr 4 2008

April 2-4: Lecture Series: African American PeaceMakers as Agents for change

April 4, 2008

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Event Description:

Remembering King's 1967 Speech

A Lecture Series: African American PeaceMakers As Agents for Change This lecture series commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous Riverside Church speech on April 4, 1967, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," when he spoke out against the war in Vietnam.

April 2 - 4, 2008

Times: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: UIC Forum @ corner of Halsted and Roosevelt, Room F A 4:00 p.m. preview reception and viewing of the exhibition "African American PeaceMakers," a partnership with the HistoryMakers organization, will preceded each lecture at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halstead

April 2, 2008, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Talk Title: "African-American Women PeaceMakers":

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, renown Black feminist intellectual, is the founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies Spelman College. She is author of Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought (New Press, 1995); and a book coauthored with Johnnetta Cole, Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women's Equality in African American Communities (Random House, 2003).

April 3, 2008, Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Talk Title: "African American Peace Makers on a Global Stage"

Bill Fletcher, Jr., is a longtime labor and human rights activist and former President and chief executive officer of the Trans African Forum, a national non-profit advocating for policies on behalf of the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. He has traveled on human rights delegations to Haiti, South Africa, Ireland and many parts of Latin America and Africa. Fletcher is currently Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and editor for Black Commentator. Fletcher is co-author of the forthcoming book, Solidarity Divided.

April 4, 2008, Dr. Manning Marable

Talk Title: "African American Peace Makers: A Historical View"

Dr. Manning Marable is one of America's most influential and widely read public intellectuals. Dr. Marable is a Professor at Columbia University in New York City. He was founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies there in 1993. Under Dr. Marable's leadership, the Institute became one of the nation's most prestigious centers of scholarship on the Black American experience. Dr. Marable is a prolific author with almost 200 articles in academic journals and edited volumes. He has written or edited 21 books and scholarly anthologies, including How Re-imagining the African-American Past Can Remake America's Racial Future (Basic Civitas Books, 2006).


Event Sponsor:

Co-sponsors: University of Illinois Office of the President, UIC Department of African American Studies, UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIC Great Cities Institutes, UIC Office of the Chancellor, and The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.



Date posted

Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018