14TH ANNUAL MLK JR., SYMPOSIUM

JANUARY 21, 7:00 – 8:45PM
Venue: Moody Performance Hall – 2520 Flora Street, Dallas

14th ANNUAL MLK SYMPOSIUM: PURSUING RACIAL JUSTICE IN 21st CENTURY AMERICA
The Dallas Institute continues its tradition of beginning the New Year with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, which emphasizes the continuing impact of Dr. King’s legacy on civil rights in American. Our keynote speaker, James Forman, Jr., is a former public defender and son of a prominent 1960’s Civil Rights leader. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, Forman addresses the issue of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. As Forman writes, “Mass incarceration wasn’t created overnight; its components were assembled piecemeal over a forty-year period.” As in past years, the program will be multi-faceted, featuring performances and a panel discussion following the keynote address.

$20 General Admission, Free for Educators and Students *Available at the door only*

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

HOSPITALITY SPONSORS

  Dorothy and John Castle Foundation

PROGRAM SPONSORS

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

Gwyneith and Albert C. Black

Dr. Nancy Cain Marcus

ADVOCATE SPONSOR

Kathy and Tony Herring

PATRON SPONSOR

Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Ronald M. Mankoff