MLK 2013 Kickoff Event: La Fuerza: The Influence of Latinos in American Culture & PoliticsThe Legacy of Cesar Chavez and the Evolution of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream
“Over the past 50 years, Dr. King’s dream has evolved as others shared in it. The narrative of the speech shifted from “I Have A Dream” to “We Have A Dream,” as individuals and organizations worked to bring fruition to his vision. The goals of the 1963 March on Washington have evolved to include demands for health care for all and for equal rights for gays and lesbians. Though Dr. King’s speech centered on the African American population, it is now echoed by Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, the poor, the disabled and all groups that are systematically excluded from the American Dream. The dream has evolved from equality to equity, from representation to valuing diversity, from tolerance to appreciation and from the right to vote to governing as the head of state.”
Join us as Christine Chavez, granddaughter of Cesar Chavez and political rights activist talks with a panel of experts about the changing demographics of American Politics and Culture and how the growing Latino population is helping to shape the evolution of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Keynote Speech by Christine Chavez
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Panel Discussion with Christine Chavez and Panelists
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Question & Answer Session
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception
Christine Chavez, Civil Rights Activist
Christine Chavez has made a lifetime commitment to public service, civil rights and the labor movement. Born in Delano, California, Christine Chavez was surrounded by the farm worker movement. For years, she worked with the United Farm Workers Union, the organization her grandfather Cesar Chavez helped to co-found 40 years ago.
For more information about Christine Chavez visit http://www.aeispeakers.com/speakerbio.php?SpeakerID=1579
Panelist 1: Anthony D. Perez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Panelist 2: Rogelio Saenz, Ph.D.Dean of the College of Public Policy, University of Texas at San Antonio
This Event Occurs on the Following Dates
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm
Location Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th floor, 915 East Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
http://mlksymposium.umich.edu/2012/11/21/la-fuerza-the-influence-of-latinos-in-american-culture-politics-the-legacy-of-cesar-chavez-and-the-evolution-of-martin-luther-king%E2%80%99s-dream/ez and the Evolution of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream