Author: Jack Turner
I just got word from WNYC about a pretty spectacular forum in Brooklyn that I’ll hit up this Sunday, but please share what’s good in your hood.
MLK: Generations Speak
Description: Two generations have come of age since the 1968 assassination of civil rights visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Celeste Headlee, co-host of The Takeaway, for a lively multi-generational discussion about the impact of Dr. King’s life and legacy.
- Brian Lehrer, host of WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show
- Celeste Headlee, co-host of The Takeaway
Panelists (more guests to be announced):
- Dr. Roscoe C Brown (84 years old), President Emeritus, Bronx Community College, CUNY and former Tuskegee Airman
- Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, co-host of Sundance Channel’s “The Green,” and host of the public radio series “The Promised Land.”
- Eddie Glaude, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion at Princeton, author of In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America
- Major Owens (age 73), former U.S. Congressman from New York (1983–2007) and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
- Patricia J. Williams, J.D., James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, author of The Alchemy of Race and Rights
Date: Sunday, January 17
Location: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Time: 3-5pm; doors open at 2:30pm
Ticket price: Admission is free, but reservations are necessary.
Ticket information: Please RSVP with your name and the number of guests in your party (max. 4). email email@example.com, subject: MLK Event