Candler’s Laney Program in Moral Leadership will host a panel discussion featuring an intergenerational lineup of social activists who will address social activism and the legacies of 1968. “Social Protest and Social Justice: A Conversation Across Generations” will take place on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel sanctuary on Emory’s campus. It is free and open to the public, with registration required. Register here: http://bit.ly/1968panel
Award-winning radio journalist Rose Scott, host of “Closer Look” on Atlanta’s National Public Radio station WABE, will moderate. Featured panelists are:
– Maria Gitin, national development consultant and diversity trainer
– Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, co-executive director of the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee, which serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South
– Adelina Nicholls, executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), which develops grassroots leaders and organizations within Georgia’s Latino immigrant communities in order to defend and advance Latinos’ civil and human rights.
– Johnny Parham, retired executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF), a national nonprofit that awards four-year merit scholarships to students attending Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities.
This lecture is part of the Laney Program in Moral Leadership’s fall series, “1968: Lessons from Fifty Years of Change.”