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The MLK Initiative

Feb. 17, , 2018 2018
12:00pm CDT

RainbowPUSH | 930 E. 50th Street | Free

Join SSHMP founder and director Jacqueline Stewart for a screening and discussion of films related to Martin Luther King, Jr. from our collection, as part of The MLK Initiative, a collaboration between the UChicago Civic Knowledge Projectand the RainbowPUSH Coalition designed to showcase and critically assess the ongoing importance of King’s philosophy of nonviolence.

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The complete MLK Initiative series features a host of outstanding speakers:

Jan 27 Prisons + Education
Tim Barnett (NIU), Sarah Ross (SAIC), Kai Parker (UC), Beth Richie (UIC)

Feb 3 Housing + Law
Sr. Daniela A. Tagtachian (U Miami School of Law, former Senior Research Assistant to Rev. Jesse Jackson)

Feb 24 Dr. King’s Philosophy of Nonviolent Direct Action
Panelists include Rev. Janette Wilson (RainbowPUSH), Timuel D. Black, Jerome Blakemore (Lewis U), Rev. Otis Moss III (Trinity United Church of Christ) at Liberty Baptist Church

Mar 3 Diversity and Inclusion at UChicago
Melissa Gilliam (MD, MPH, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Vice Provost, Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity, University of Chicago)

Details: email Bart Schultz