“The Fierce Urgency of Now”: MLK Symposium

On January 22nd, Tufts University will host a celebration honoring the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at the Breed Memorial Hall.

This afternoon symposium on civil rights will open with a performance by the Tufts Black Theater Troupe. Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Co-Director of the Tufts African American Freedom Trail Project, will then place our current moment in historical context. Next, a conversation with Boston-based community organizers and activists will discuss how this contemporary moment is shaping their work at the local and national levels.

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Panelists include Chris Cato of YouthBuild USA, Cheryl Clyburn Crawford of MassVOTE, and recently-elected Boston City Councilor, Lydia Edwards. We will then conclude with a community dinner and keynote lecture from Tufts alumnus Emery Wright, A99. Wright is the Co-Director of Project South (https://projectsouth.org/), and he will address the importance of action in, “the fierce urgency of now.”