From Abolition to #BLM: A Conversation with Danny Glover
Driven by activists like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, early abolitionist efforts became the foundation for contemporary debates over the meaning of freedom. The Black Lives Matter movement, named for the hashtag started on Twitter, is steeped in the American tradition of using free speech and social actions to further the fight for justice and equality. In a fireside chat style program with Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, Glover will explore the similarities of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and its early abolitionist roots (particularly Frederick Douglass) to build connections, increase dialogue and end racism.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Athletic Center, AC 120 Burt Kahn Court