Washington, DC @ Georgetown University

April 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Georgetown University
2005 37th St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Georgetown University’s Program on Justice and Peace and Center for Social Justice invite you to an all-day event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence.” What is the role of the University in breaking the silence on what Dr. King described as the “giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism”?

12:00pm Listening to Dr. King’s Speech / Simple Lunch / Community Gathering in Healey Family Student Center Social Room


1:00pm Presentation by Dr. Andre Keet, University of the Free State, South Africa – The Role of Higher Education as a Site of Social Transformation in Healey Family Student Center Social Room


2:00pm Presentation by Dr. David Ragland, Truth Telling Project: A Truth Initiative for Ferguson and Beyond in Healey Family Student Center Social Room


3:00pm Chaplain’s Tea in Healy Foyer hosted by Campus Ministry with Center for Social Justice


3:45pm Prayer for Peace with Campus Ministry


4:15pm Break


7:00pm Dialogue among Black Lives Matter Activists and Civil Rights Activists (will be video-recorded but not telecast) – Location TBC on Georgetown University campus *** This event will have ASL interpretation. *** moderated by Professor Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History


Mandy Carter, April Goggans, Anthony Grimes, Sekou Mgbozi Abdullah Odinga, Dave Ragland, Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons (bios here)

This event is sponsored by Georgetown University’s Office of President’s Let Freedom Ring! Initiative, the Office of the Provost, and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS).