Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Civil Rights Panel Discussion & Documentary, This Saturday at the Bezazian

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The Bezazian Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1226 W Ainslie Street, is hosting a panel discussion entitled Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on the African-American Civil Rights Struggle on Saturday, June 11 at 11am.

Panelists include civil rights attorney Robin Potter; People’s Law Office co-founder and Fred Hampton attorney G. Flint Taylor; Chicago Public Schools law, economics and African-American history teacher Pat Boughton; and Stephanie Gadlin, Director of Communications for the Chicago Teacher’s Union. A wide list of civil rights issues will be discussed including disparities in education and within the legal system.

At 2pm on the same day, we will be screening the documentary film Freedom Riders with a post-screening discussion led by Chicago State professor, Dr. Kelly Harris.

These programs and funded through a generous grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History as part of their Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle initiative that recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and seeks to connect past to present.

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