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Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Final event presents an empowering evening of music, dialogue, and inspiration

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Panel Discussion on Empowering Change

Walk-ins welcome to attend.

How has the Civil Rights Act impacted the past 50 years, how is it working today, and what promise does it hold for our future?

Moderator: Jerry Franklin, President and CEO, Connecticut Public Broadcasting

(Bill Moyers, who was originally scheduled to serve as moderator, is regrettably unable to join us because of a last-minute health issue. He sends his regrets and best wishes.)


Bob Moses, civil rights leader, founder of The Algebra Project

Eva Paterson, civil rights attorney, founder of Equal Justice Society

Oz GriebelPresident and CEO, MetroHartford Alliance

Marissa Lawrence, University of Hartford student and Copresident of "Women for Change"

(Civil rights activist Erika Maye, originally scheduled for the panel, is unable to attend due to a family emergency.) 

An honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree will be awarded to James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, prior to the panel discussion.

Music performed by Hartt students and University of Hartford graduate Latanya Farrell M'97, M'98.

Date: Monday, Sept. 22

Time: 7–8:30 p.m.

Location: Lincoln Theater