Friday December 20, 2013
MLK Week: His dream, our vision: Where are we now?
University Libraries and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are hosting special DocuSpot film screenings and a discussion for MLK Week 2014: His Dream, Our Vision: Where Are We Now? There will be two screenings on Thursday, January 23, 2014 of At the River I Stand. Join us at 11:30 a.m. Roesch Library 1st floor Group FlexSpace and/or 7:00 p.m. Office of Multicultural Affairs Lounge (Alumni Hall 101). Both screenings are free and open to all. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch or dinner.
At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation workers into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This documentary brings into sharp relief issues that have only become more urgent in the intervening years: the connection between economic and civil rights, debates over strategies for change, the demand for full inclusion of African Americans in American life and the fight for dignity for public employees and all working people.
Sponsored by the University Libraries Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Office of Multicultural Affairs