2022 Virtual Symposium | Beyond the Rhetoric: Civil Rights & Our Shared Responsibility
Where are we heading? The Future of Civil Rights in the US
Opening Conversation featuring Michelle Alexander with Larry Payne
6pm CT - Welcome and Introductions by Ashley Clemmer, Director of Programs & Community Engagement, Rothko Chapel
6:10pm CT - Poetry by Avalon Hogans, Houston Youth Poet Laureate
6:15pm CT - Conversation with Michelle Alexander and Larry Payne
Civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness—the bestselling book that helped to transform the national debate on racial and criminal justice in the United States—Michelle Alexander shares reflections on the state of US civil rights in conversation with local Houston community leader Larry Payne, Producer & Host of Dialogue Houston, HCC-TV. Their conversation will explore the current state of civil rights in this country and the challenges we face in furthering civil rights and liberties into the future. Houston Youth Poet Laureate Avalon Hogans will share an original poem to open this session.
Thursday, March 31, 2022