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New Challenges for the Old South: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Lomax
May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join Dr. Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund, for a discussion on the causes of the nation’s persistent challenges to civil rights in the South.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Metropolitan Atlanta Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa, invite you to a public lecture from Dr. Michael Lomax, President of the United Negro College Fund titled, New Challenges for the Old South.
In this engaging conversation moderated by Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen, assistant director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University, Lomax challenges and stimulates awareness on the underlying causes of civil unrest today in relation to the still unacknowledged issues of racism, white supremacy and ethnic distrust that divide the nation, particularly here in the south.
This 2018 Distinguished Phi Beta Kappa Lecture is free and open to the public.
The program will end with a Q&A Session. You may submit your questions ahead of time by using #NCOS on Twitter @ctr4chr or posting your question on the Facebook event page.
PLAN FOR THE EVENING
- 6:00 PM: Doors to the Glenn Foyer open at the entrance off of Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, closest to our water features
- 6:00 – 6:30 PM: Guests may view the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection where Dr. King’s personal papers are displayed
- 6:30 PM: Program begins in the Glenn Room
About Dr. Michael Lomax
Since 2004, Dr. Michael Lomax has been president and CEO of UNCF, the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships and other educational support to African American students and a leading advocate of college readiness: students’ need for an education, from pre-school through high school, that prepares them for college success. Under his leadership, UNCF has raised more than $2.5 billion and helped more than 92,000 students earn college degrees and launch careers. Annually, UNCF’s work enables 60,000 students to go to college with UNCF scholarships and attend its 37 member historically black colleges and universities. Lomax has worked to provide educational opportunities for African Americans and other Americans of color.
About the Moderator, Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen
Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen is assistant director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Trained as a sociologist, her research focuses on transnational processes of racialization and citizenship inequality in Central America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. South. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on global inequality and international development at Emory University, and delivered public lectures and workshops on racial and economic justice for trade unions, civic associations, and media organizations in the U.S. and abroad.