Day 1: Monday, September 10
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of civil rights activism to address the issues that have continued to bedevil our society since the triumphs of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. How have these issues changed or failed to change over the last fifty years?
Day 2: Tuesday, September 11
Policing and incarceration are two areas in which the promises of the Civil Rights movement have not been met and where the situation today is, in some ways, worse than it was in the 1960s. This panel will bring together some of the leading voices in this area to discuss what led to the current situation and how we can reform and improve our police departments and prisons.
Day 3: Wednesday, September 12
Sexual equality was a crucial part of the 1960s and 70s activism. While women have made tremendous gains in the workplace, recent revelations have laid bare how deeply gender inequity is woven into our society. This panel will bring together women from journalism and other professions to discuss their perspective on our current movement and how we can move forward.
Day 4: Thursday, September 13
In our polarized political world, what role does activism have in reshaping our society? For most of our history, political parties have served an essential function, but today their power is at a low ebb. Has this created opportunities for activist to play a bigger part in the political process?