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Civil Discourse Symposium
The IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement and its partners are pleased to offer the IUPUI Civil Discourse Symposium and Diversity Speaker’s Series, featuring Kimberlé Crenshaw, and to support campus- and city-wide events related to the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and Robert Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis. Please see below and attached, and share with others.
Tuesday, April 3, Noon – 2:00 p.m. Campus Center Atrium
Stop by and observe this dramatic reading!
Written by James Still, IRT Playwright-in-Residence, this play provides an intimate look at an Indiana family’s collision with history when Bobby Kennedy delivered his powerful speech in Indianapolis on the night of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. IUPUI students will read portions of this play to provide students and others perspective and engender interest in events on April 4 and 5.
Co-directors: Jan DeWester, Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies, and Courtney Mohler, Assistant Professor, Theatre Program, Butler University.
Wednesday, April 4, 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. 1702 N. Broadway St.
Please encourage students to participate.
Be a part of the
50th anniversarycommemoration of Robert F. Kennedy’s historic speech in Indianapolis on the evening of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Join the community celebration at the Landmark for Peace Memorial in downtown’s MLK Park. Sign up for a free shuttle to and from the memorial.
For further details about the “Landmark for Peace” and related events, Click Here.
Thursday, April 5, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Campus Center, Room CE 307
50 Years after Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: How is America of Today Different from What We Thought it Would Be 50 Years Ago?
Speaker: Dr. Kevin D. Brown, Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, IU Maurer School of Law
Presented by: IUPUI Equal Opportunity Council and IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity
Thursday, April 5, Noon – 1:15 p.m. Campus Center, Room 305
Reflecting on Kennedy’s speech, this interactive activity will explore the power of words and conversation to persuade and build empathy.
Presented by: IUPUI Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement, and the Departments of Communication Studies, English, and American Studies
Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m., Madame Walker Theater Center, 617 Indiana Ave. (please note venue change)(Flyer attached)
Speaker: Kimberlé Crenshaw, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Sponsored by: IUPUI Division of Diversity, Equity
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