As heirs to a revolutionary legacy that transformed the landscape across Baltimore and the United States, the Waldorf School of Baltimore’s annual Civil Rights Luncheon aspires to continue the community’s engagement of the civil rights movement and its evolution. Esteemed authors, politicians, musicians, community activists, and educators, such as Fagan Harris, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, and Kurt Schmoke, have spoken about various historical elements of the civil rights movement in relationship to the current progression of African-Americans.
The first event was initiated as a small brunch in 1998 and has grown in scope and size to host the community in a free and enriching dialogue to commemorate the work of civil rights leaders.
The 17th Annual Civil Rights Luncheon will be held on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm, with keynote speaker Dr. Sheri Parks, Professor at University of Maryland, Department of American Studies.
Dr. Sheri Parks is the associate dean for research, interdisciplinary scholarship and programming for the College of Arts and Humanities, and an associate professor of American studies.
Parks’ research focuses on public aesthetics and the ways in which people find and create meaning and beauty in their everyday lives, with specific emphasis on race, gender and social class. She also studies popular culture as public mythology and its effect upon individuals, families and minority cultures.
Parks is a frequent public speaker and has appeared in and on national and local media. She has long been a radio host on both WYPR and WTMD and currently serves as a regular contributor to WYPR’s Midday with Dan Rodricks.
She is the author of Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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