Thursday February 20, 2014

Looking Back to Move Forward

The Created Equal series will focus on the past, present and future of civil rights in Dayton through a discussion with activists and leaders.

As Black History Month continues, the University of Dayton will explore the past, present and future of civil rights and social justice in the Dayton area.

Members of the Dayton Africana Elders Council will discuss current social justice struggles and challenges in achieving positive change and will engage with the audience on the topics. 

"Looking Back to Move Forward: Reflection on Civil Rights in Dayton," a panel discussion among Dayton-area community leaders and activists will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in Sears Recital Hall in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center. Visitors may park in parking lot C on Evanston Street after 6:30 p.m. without a permit.  It's free and open to the public but seating is limited and early arrival is recommended.

Speakers include: 

  • Nozipo Glenn, president, Miami Valley African Organization
  • David K. Greer, volunteer community activist, Northwest Priority Board chairman
  • Kathleen Henderson, panel moderator, associate director of the office of student success and parent engagement, University of Dayton
  • Margaret Peters, adjunct professor, Sinclair Community College
  • Vernellia Randall, professor emerita, University of Dayton School of Law
  • Greer Stanford-Randle, executive council member and Dayton-area president, Association for the Study of African American Life & History

The event is part of Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a film and discussion series presented by University of Dayton Libraries through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The series continues with several screenings and discussions of two additional films. For more information about the community discussion and the Created Equal series, visit

For information contact Ione Damasco, Roesch Library, at