Measuring the Dream Symposium

Measuring the Dream: From Brown to Black Lives Matter

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 2017
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW,
Atlanta, GA 30313

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In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of over 250,000 people at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Joined by community, religious and political leaders, he called for full equality for Blacks and others cut off from the American dream. The march was a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement and is credited with leading to a host of legislation aimed at reducing racial and economic disparities.

However, almost 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, data suggests that not enough has changed. The educational, economic and racial divide is as pronounced as ever -- giving rise to groups like Black Lives Matter and inspiring women, LGBTQ and other groups to rally for equal treatment under the law. Demands for affordable housing, quality schools, LGBTQ/Trans rights have become a mainstay in today's political climate.

The Measuring the Dream symposium looks critically at available data and explores issues of equity in the areas of Education, Health, and Criminal Justice. Join scholars, professionals, community leaders and students as they discuss historical trends, key events and suggested new directions for action in addressing disparities and realizing the American Dream for all communities.

 

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE OF DESIGN | GT SERVE-LEARN-SUSTAIN PROGRAM | GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY ANDREW YOUNG SCHOOL OF POLICY STUDIES | AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION GEORGIA