Description: Indiana University, in partnership with the Madam Walker Legacy Center, hosted the keynote session, which featured Angela Davis and Alicia Garza. Angela Rye served as moderator.
These internationally recognized leaders discussed their process for social activism, experiences realized, and generationally connected current issues related to social justice and racial equity. In featuring this discussion on social justice, we remembered the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. " From the 1970s to 2020 was a powerful discussion spanning more than fifty years of experience and included a Q&A segment with attendees.
Michael A. McRobbie, president of Indiana University, and Joyce Q. Rogers, board chair of the Madam Walker Legacy Center, provided brief welcome remarks.
After Chat, A Community Conversation
Following the conference's keynote session, local leaders highlighted key lessons learned and discussed where we go from here as a community regarding social justice and equity.
Presenters: Rev. David W. Greene, Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis; Jessica Louise, Indy10 Black Lives Matter spokesperson; Kristian Stricklen, IPS Advisory Council student; Lemuel W. Watson, associate vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs, Provost Professor of Education, Kinsey Institute faculty, senior scientist, Indiana University
Moderator: Karen Vaughn, radio personality and operations manager for Radio One Indianapolis
Panelist(s): Joyce Q. Rogers, Michael A. McRobbie, Angela Davis, Alicia Garza, Angela Rye, David Greene, Jessica Louise, Brianya Turner, Lemuel Watson, Karen Vaughn