Gilvary Symposium

Law and the Dispossessed

The University of Dayton School of Law in cooperation with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Association and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center invites you to attend a discussion featuring past Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners Susan Southard and Gilbert King on Friday, November 3.

Susan SouthardAuthor and lecturer Susan Southard was awarded the 2016 Lukas Book Prize and the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction, for "Nagasaki:  Life After Nuclear War," which examines the effects of the bombing of Nagasaki on the lives of five survivors.  Her work is based on individual interviews with the survivors and on meticulous research that provides comprehensive context, including effects of the American administration of Japan from 1945-1952.

Gilbert KingNoted author and photographer Gilbert King was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and was the 2013 runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction, for "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America," which examines a 1951 trumped-up Florida rape case which Thurgood Marshall eventually appealed to the United States Supreme Court.  King, who was able to gain access to previously sealed FBI and NAACP records, paints a chilling portrait of systemic racial injustice in the mid-20th-century South.

Free and open to the public
Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm,
The University of Dayton School of Law.

This event is made possible by The Honorable James J. Gilvary Fund for Law, Religion, and Social Justice.

If you have questions, please contact Nan Holler-Potter at or at 937-229-4676.

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772