BREAKING DOWN RACISM:
Fighting for Racial Justice in the U.S.
Spring 2016 Friday Forum lecture series
YMCA of the University of Illinois | universityymca.org
The Spring 2016 Friday Forum lecture series builds on the Fall 2015 series by highlighting specific tools, campaigns, and changes necessary to combat racism and break down the institutional barriers to equality. Friday Forum is an initiative of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are on Fridays at 12 noon during the spring and fall semesters in Latzer Hall of the University YMCA. Free and open to the public.
Mothers Against Senseless Killings (M.A.S.K.)
Tamar Manasseh, Chicago Activist and Founder of M.A.S.K.
#SayHerName: Toward a Gender Inclusive Movement for Racial Justice
Dr. Brittney Cooper, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective
Panel on Local Efforts for Racial Justice
With Aaron Ammons, Evelyn Reynolds, and Marlon Mitchell
A Conversation with Opal Tometi, Co-founder of the National Black Lives Matter Movement
*Located at Allen Hall Main Lounge, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL
Reclaiming OUR Narrative | How History Can Inform Policy, the Change, the Future
Pete Haviland-Eduah, National Policy and Communications Director for Million Hoodies Movement for Justice
Police and Youth Relations, Bridging the Divide
Eddie Bocanegra, Executive Director of the YMCA of Metro Chicago
The History of African American School Achievement in the 20th Century
Dr. James Anderson, Head and Gutgsell Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dr. Lorenzo Baber, Associate Professor of Education at Iowa State University
Complicity and Reconciliation
Dr. Teresa Barnes, Associate Professor of History, Gender and Women’s Studies, Center for African Studies and Assistant Professor of Center for Global Studies
Our generous sponsors of the Spring 2016 Friday Forum Lecture Series are: Anne Robin, Atmospheric Science, Black Lives Matter: Champaign-Urbana, Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Center for African Studies, a National Resource Center under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Program, Central Black Student Union, Channing Murray Foundation, The Chapel of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Counseling Center, C-U AAUW, Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, Diversity and Social Justice Education, First Mennonite Church, First Presbyterian Church of Monticello, Friedman Law Group, LTD, Human Development and Family Studies, League of Women Voters of Champaign County, LGBT Resource Center, McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation, New Covenant Fellowship, Prairie Research Institute, The School of Social Work, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Speech and Hearing Science Department, UC Books to Prisoners, Urbana-Champaign Friends Meeting, Wesley Foundation of the University of Illinois, Wesley United Methodist Church, YWCA of the University of Illinois. Funded by SORF.