A Special Project 60/50 Brown Bag Lunch Conversation
"Provocative Parallels: The Liberation Struggle and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement - A Special Project 60/50 Brown Bag Lunch Conversation" more information...
This special brown bag session in conjunction with two new exhibitions at the MSU Museum, "Ahmed 'Kathy' Kathrada: A South African Activist for Non-Racialism & Democracy" and "Ruby Bridges, Brown v. Board of Education, and The Greater Lansing Sites of Conscience Project."
The conversation will compare and contrast the Liberation Struggle in South Africa with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The invited participants will explore these connections as part of the MSU Project 60/50 thematic year linking exploration and study with public commemoration and remembrance--intertwined with a multitude of cultural expressions focused on civil and human rights.
The participating panelists for this conversation are: Dr. Peter Alegi, Professor, Department of History, MSU; Dr. Joe T. Darden, Professor of Geography and faculty in African and African-American Studies Program, MSU; Paulette Granberry Russell, Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, and Director, Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, MSU; and Dr. Peter Limb, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History and Africana Bibliographer, MSU Library.
The session will be held in the MSU Museum Auditorium, lead by Dr. C. Kurt Dewhurst, Director of Arts and Cultural Initiatives at MSU, and Director Emeritus of the MSU Museum.