The UC Irvine Cross-Cultural Center will host the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium on Tuesday, January 26th, 6-8pm in the Crystal Cove Auditorium. As part of their Critical Consciousness Speaker Series and Dr. Joseph L. White Lecture, this symposium will address this very critical time in higher education with regard to campus climate and racial justice across the nation.
This year’s symposium is entitled:
“Black Resistance: Understanding Black Positionality & The Importance of Resistance”
The event will feature analysis and discussion around Black Resistance through the lens of: Afro-Pessimism, Black Queer Resistance, Black Women’s Resistance, and Resistance through Political and Community Organizing.
Featured Speakers Include:
- Dr. Frank B. Wilderson, III
Professor of African American Studies & Drama at UC Irvine
- Dr. Jaye Austin Williams
Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at CSU Long Beach
- Dr. Tiffany Willoughby-Herard
Associate Professor of African American Studies at UC Irvine
- Dr. Melina Abdullah
Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at CSU Los Angeles
Please RSVP at: http://tinyurl.com/UCIMLK2016. Doors open at 5:30pm and seating is first come, first served.