Wesleyan University

We Shall Overcome: How Far Have We Come?


A panel presentation & discussion that explores various perspectives about the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City commemorating the Life, Civil Rights and Social Justice Legacy that Dr. King has left. The panel, moderated by Antonio Farias, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, includes: Dr. Riché J. Daniel Barnes, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies, Smith College Dreisen Heath '15, African American Studies and FGSS major, Wesleyan University Kiese Laymon, Associate Professor of English, Vassar College Chief Joseph Dooley, President of the CT Police Chiefs Association For several decades Wesleyan has celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration has taken various forms including prominent keynote speakers such as Johnetta Cole and Sonia Sanchez to a campus based program where members of the faculty, staff and students read portions of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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