950 Main St.
Clark U to host “Radical Dreaming, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Intersectional Activism,” Jan. 19 and 20
Clark University will host a lecture and a day-long conference on January 19 and 20 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The events are free and open to the public.
Associate professor of history Ousmane Power-Greene will present a lecture, “Radical Dreaming: re-evaluating MLK’s Radical Vision for Change” on Friday, Jan. 19, from Noon to 2 p.m. in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor, Higgins University Center, 950 Main St.
Professor Power-Greene will examine Dr. King’s work in its historical context and asks questions such as “How radical was MLK?” “How has the narrative of his legacy been white washed?” “How do we remember and honor him today?”
A conversation café will follow.
Topics include spirituality and theology, anti-war and anti-imperialism, community education, jobs and labor organizing, student activism, White supremacy and liberalism, and gender and sexuality politics.
Floetic Fridays will present “Radical Dreaming & the Art of Resistance” at 7 pm in Dana Commons, 36 Maywood St.
The event will involve poetry, music, dance and visual art.
A day-long conference, “Daring to Dream Today: Education and Hope in Difficult Times,” will be held on Saturday, January 20, beginning at 9 a.m. in Dana Commons, 36 Maywood St.
The conference will examine the role critical pedagogy and radical education play in the movement for justice. The conference begins with breakfast and a plenary at 10 a.m. on “where we are today and how we got here.”
Two workshops will examine the role of art and healing in the movement; a third workshop will look at the relationship between Clark and the Worcester community. Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Professor Colette Cann, and Italo Fini will convene the plenary dialogues; Lulama Moyo, Cheyenne Jones, and Florcy Coyolxauhqui will lead workshops.
Lunch is included.
The events are sponsored by Clark University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Peace Studies concentration, Hiatt Center for Urban Education, Africana Studies of the Center for Gender Race and Area Studies, Multicultural and First Generation Student Support, Community Youth and Education Studies, and International Development Community and Environment Department.