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Join us for a late afternoon coffee break as we elevate a variety of contemporary voices interested in not only elevating Martin Luther King Jr.’s work on structural change but also are interested in directly progressing the need for structural change through grassroots organizing, decolonizing education, storytelling and various forms of cultural work. Featured guests will include:

  • Frederick Engram, assistant professor of instruction, criminology and criminal justice at the University of Texas - Arlington.
  •  Akinyele Omowale Umoja, professor of Africana studies at Georgia State University.
  • Niki Franco, abolitionist, community organizer, multidisciplinary cultural worker, writer and creator of Venus Roots.

Please register for this virtual event using the link above. Guests will receive a Zoom link 24 hours before the start of the event.

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