The Glasgow Group invites you to:
January 20, 2017
Arch Street Meeting House
In partnership with the Friends Council on Education
In the 1950's and 1960's, our schools, neighborhoods, and public spaces were deliberately segregated in a climate of overt racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia, and homophobia. Now, generations later, we are again facing a time where overt acts of hate and intentional separation along social categories is becoming more and more prominent. The current climate of the nation, marked most notably by the intensity of feeling after the presidential election, compels us to come together across lines of age, ability, gender, political affiliation, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, and family structure.
We are calling folks from all over our nation to come together for this important work,
adults and high school students alike,
in a summit dedicated to turning up the AUDIO - Action, Understanding, Dialogue, Inclusivity, and Openness.
How will you turn up the AUDIO on your own voice, and the voices of others,
in this new era of civil rights?
10:45am - Registration
11:00am - Opening Call by Rodney Glasgow - The Old Is New Again: Civil Rights History On Repeat
12:00pm - Lunch and Viewing of the Inaugural Address
1:00pm - Open Reflections: The New Era of Civil Rights
Students and adults will split into their own sessions from 1:30-5:15
1:30pm - AUDIO Session #1: Attuning Your Ears
Hearing the Messages Underneath the Rhetoric
How Are Hate and Bias Showing Up On Our Campuses
3:30pm - AUDIO Session #2: Amplifying Your Voice
Responding to Acts of Bias and Hate on Our Campuses
Empowerment Through Affinity Groups (students and adults together)
5:15pm - Dinner - Open Space to Create the Conversation You Want to Have
6:00pm - Special Guest Presentation - Nicole Lee - What Does Modern Activism Look Like?
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Closing Session - Singing Out Loud: What Do We Do Tomorrow?
Nicole Lee is a human rights lawyer and thought leader. She is the immediate past president of TransAfrica. She was the first female President of TransAfrica, the nation’s premier African American foreign affairs organization. With her signature seriousness and compassion, she has led investigations and missions documenting violations of human rights and dignity of the world’s vulnerable populations. Ms. Lee has testified before Congress and served as a resource to government officials and members of the media on international policy issues affecting Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and racial minorities worldwide. She has been a key player in the Black Lives Matter movement. She received Running Start’s Women to Watch Award in 2008 and has been on Ebony magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential African Americans. As an expert on Africa and the African Diaspora, Ms. Lee has authored numerous opinion pieces and appeared on ABC, NBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, Democracy Now, Voice of America and hundreds of TV and radio stations around the globe.