Street Address: 
37th and O Streets NW, Georgetown University
City: 
Washington
State/Region: 
DC
Date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Georgetown University's Program on Justice and Peace and Center for Social Justice invite you to events marking the 
 
50th anniversary of the 1967 speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence" 
 
What is the role of the University in breaking the silence on what Dr. King described as the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism”?

12:00pm Community Gathering with light lunch and listening to Dr. King's speech in Healey Family Student Center Social Room

1:00pm Presentation by Dr. Andre Keet, University of the Free State, South Africa - The University as a Site of Social Transformation in Healey Family Student Center Social Room
introduced by Professor Elham Atashi, Associate Teaching Professor, Justice and Peace Studies
with comments by Professor Maurice Jackson, Associate Professor, History and African-American Studies
2:00pm Presentation by Dr. David RaglandTruth Telling Project: A Truth Initiative for Ferguson and Beyond in Healey Family Student Center Social Room
introduced by Professor Mark Lance, Professor of Philosophy, Justice and Peace Studies

3:00pm Chaplain's Tea in Healy Hall Foyer hosted by Campus Ministry, with Center for Social Justice

3:45pm Campus Ministry Prayer for Peace in Dahlgren Quad

7:00pm Dialogue among Black Lives Matter Activists and Civil Rights Activists (will be video-recorded)
TBC location on Main Campus. This event will have ASL interpretation. 
 
moderated by Professor Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History

with participants Mandy Carter, April Goggans, Anthony Grimes, Sekou Mgbozi Abdullah Odinga, David Ragland, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
 (bios here)

This event is sponsored by Georgetown University's Office of President's Let Freedom Ring! Initiative celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Office of the Provost, and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS).
Questions and requests for accommodations to Andria Wisler, Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice and Co-Chair of the Let Freedom Ring! Initiative, at akw28@georgetown.edu
We encourage all members of the university to reflect on urgent problems that demand social action with the hashtag #GUMustSpeak.
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