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Civic Knowledge Project

On Saturday, February 17th, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the RainbowPUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St. (Rev. Clay Evans Chapel), the MLK Initiative will feature Prof. Jacqueline Stewart, Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, who will do a screening and discussion of MLK themed works from the South Side Home Movie Project, an ambitious effort to collect, digitalize, and archive home movies made on Chicago’s South Side.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see  https://www.facebook.com/events/329365274248475/ 
On Saturday, February 24th, from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the RainbowPUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St. (the Community Room), the MLK Initiative will host a panel discussion on “Dr. King’s Philosophy of Nonviolent Direct Action,” featuring Rev. Janette Wilson of RainbowPUSH, Prof. Timuel D. Black, Dr. Sherrilynn J. Bevel of The Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training, Fr. Michael Pfleger  (invited, of the Faith Community of St. Sabina) and representatives from Black Lives Matter.   Lunch will be served!  Please note the location of this event!

On Saturday, March 3rd, from 12 noon to 2 pm at the RainbowPUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St. (Rev. Clay Evans Chapel), the MLK Initiative will host a discussion featuring Dr. Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, Ellen H. Block Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Vice Provost, Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity, the University of Chicago, will lead a discussion on “Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Chicago.”
On Wednesday, April 4th, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s tragic assassination, from 12 noon to 1:15 pm at  Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Av., the MLK Initiative will co-host “The Day Dr. King Died: A Conversation with Prof. Timuel D. Black, with Music of the Civil Rights Era.”  Starting with a half hour of music of the civil rights era played during the daily 12 noon carillon recital, Prof. Timuel D. Black—Dr. King's associate, now 99 years old—speaks to Dr. King's legacy on the 50th anniversary of his tragic assassination in Memphis. Lunchtime refreshments offered.  Prof. Black will be interviewed by Dr. Bart Schultz, the Director of the  Civic Knowledge Project

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Bart Schultz, the Director of the Civic Knowledge Project, at rschultz@uchicago.edu or see the MLK Initiative webpage. 


Event Information

Cost: Complimentary
No Registration Required


Saturday, 02/17/18 at 12:00pm - Wednesday at 1:30pm | iCal


930 E 50th St
Chicago, IL 60615

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Event Contact
Bart Schultz, Director of the Civic Knowledge Project