National Conversation on Civil Rights and Individual Freedom at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
- Date: Friday, May 20, 2016 - Saturday, May 21, 2016
- Time: 5:00 pm
As part of its Amending America initiative, the National Archives and Records Administration presents a National Conversation on Civil Rights and Individual Freedom in partnership with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 20-21, 2016.
This free two-day event will address the challenges to and future of civil rights and individual freedom, and will feature a Q&A session with former President Jimmy Carter and Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National Civil and Human Rights Center on Friday, May 20.
Their discussion will be followed by a panel on “Civil Rights: Then and Now,” moderated by Jelani Cobb. Panelists include Ouleye Ndoye Warnock, Columbia University; Karin Ryan, Senior Policy Advisor on Human Rights and Special Representative on Women and Girls for the Carter Center; Lisa Williams, founder, Circle of Friends; and Dr. Kurt Young, Clark Atlanta University.
On Saturday, May 21, Dr. Maurice Hobson will moderate panel on “Taking a Stand: Activism Today.” Panelists include Carrie Freshour, Cornell University; Laura Emiko Soltis, Freedom University; and Fahamu Pecou, visual/performing artist and scholar. The panel will be followed by a performance by Peabody Award-winning poet Abyss.