JCRSJ Symposium Examines Civil Rights Movement Across the Decades The Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice will host its annual symposium on Friday, November 4. This year’s event is titled “60 Since the 60s: Civil Rights Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.”
The Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice will host its annual symposium on Friday, November 4. This year’s event is titled “60 Since the 60s: Civil Rights Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.”
The event will be held in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m. A zoom webinar for remote participants and audience members will also be available. Register for the webinar here.
The symposium will first examine what the 1960s civil rights movement fought for and accomplished. Next, panelists will discuss the current status of civil rights and reform efforts. Finally, scholars will offer thoughts on what civil rights reforms and continual advocacy should look like moving forward.
Panel topics and participants include:
- Voting Rights
Moderator: Christopher Seaman
Panelists: Gilda Daniels, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Henry (Hank) Chambers
Moderator: Brandon Hasbrouck
Panelists: Daniel Harawa, Barbara Creel, Corey Stoughton, Matthew Boaz
- Activism in Athletics
Moderator: Michael Hill
Panelists: Alicia Jessop, Jimmie Johnson, Casey Floyd
- Racial Justice and Economic Justice
Moderator: Chantel Smith
Panelists: Judge Bernice Donald, Annie Lee, Marissa Jackson Sow, Jane Rochmes
The final session, scheduled for 4:40 p.m., will feature a discussion with Wyllona Evans Harris, who grew up on Green Hill located in Lexington, Virginia. The keynote will take the form of a conversation regarding her life experiences before, during, and after the 1960’s civil rights movement.
Please visit the symposium website (https://jcrsj.wlulaw.wlu.edu/2022-23-symposium-60-since-the-60s-civil-rights-yesterday-today-tomorrow/) for the complete schedule of events and information about panelists. Any questions can be directed to Cydney Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.