Alumni invited to attend “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America” conference on June 10-12

Alumni are invited to attend “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America,” a three-day conference organized by the American Studies Program at Brandeis that marks the 50th anniversary of the slaying of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner during Freedom Summer.

Special events during the June 10-12 conference include the keynote speech by Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis (8 p.m., June 10, Shapiro Auditorium); a screening of the documentary “Freedom Summer” and a Q&A with director Stanley Nelson (8 p.m., June 11, Shapiro Auditorium); and “Writing and Performing Satchmo at the Waldorf,” a performance and discussion with John Douglas Thompson and Terry Teachout (11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., June 12).

Underwritten by the Lawrence H. Fuchs Fund and the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America” features leading scholars from around the world discussing issues such as the religious foundations of social justice, civil rights leadership and campus activism.

Alumni may attend as many events as they wish. Registration is $50. For more information, visit the conference website.

Categories: Events
Date: April 28, 2014