For several decades Wesleyan has celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration has taken various forms including prominent keynote speakers such as Johnetta Cole and Sonia Sanchez to a campus based program where members of the faculty, staff and students read portions of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
We shall overcome: How far have we come?
All members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community are invited to a panel presentation & discussion to explore various perspectives about the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City to commemorate the Life, Civil Rights and Social Justice Legacy that Dr. King has left.
Friday, January 30, 2015
3:15 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Dr. Riché J. Daniel Barnes, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies, Smith College
Dreisen Heath ’15, African American Studies and FGSS major, Wesleyan University
Kiese Laymon, Associate Professor of English, Vassar College
Chief Joseph Dooley, President of the CT Police Chiefs Association
This panel will be moderated by Antonio Farias, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion
Dessert Reception to immediate follow the panel.
This is a ticketed event, tickets are free and limited quantities are available at the University Box Office on Tuesday, January 20th
Community tickets are available here.
Other Commemoration Events include the following:Residence Hall Discussions for students 6-7pm in the following locations:
Butterfield A Lounge
200 Church &
Faculty Staff Discussion from 6-7 in CAAS Lounge