Champions of Civil Rights & Civility

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Date(s) - 04/11/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Embassy Suites Tampa USF


How can lessons learned from civil rights champions like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Arthur Ashe, Colin Kaepernick and others help us create a more civil and inclusive society, especially in today’s climate of polarization, inequity and discord?

Longtime civil rights pioneer, Freedom Rider, Selma organizer and global champion of Kingian Nonviolence, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, will share first hand stories from the front lines of social change.

He’ll be joined by one of the nation’s leading civil rights historians, USF professor Dr. Ray Arsenault, who’s recently authored a biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual.

Together they will discuss what worked then, and what may work today, as we continue our march toward social justice for all.

Civility, Civil Rights, and the Legacies of Arthur Ashe and Bernard LaFayette.
How ordinary people can compel extraordinary opportunities for social change.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Embassy Suites Tampa USF
3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

The Florida Fellowship Super Choir will kick things off at 7:00 pm sharp,
so don’t be late, you’re not going to want to miss this memorable and inspiring event!

The event is free and open to the public.
To RSVP go to Eventbrite: Champions of Civil Rights & Civility

Produced in collaboration with:
The Open Partnership Education Network (OPEN), the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, the Aresty Family Foundation, USF Foundation; Diversity Initiatives & Scholarship Office, USF Black Leadership Network, and the USF President’s Council.

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