In the seminal work Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, Dr. Carol Anderson asks us to challenge ourselves and reflect on why racial discrimination and inequality persist today, given the courageous acts and sacrifice of the martyrs and activists of the Civil Rights Movement. She points us to the struggle for human rights in the U.S., which demands that all rights be protected and fulfilled so that all can seek justice and live with dignity. An associate professor of African American Studies and History at Emory University, Dr. Anderson also serves as curator for the "And the Struggle Continues: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Fight for Social Change" exhibit at the University, which documents the Atlanta-based civil rights organization's history, progress and continual work for equal rights. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. For those of us who have been fortunate enough to hear Dr. Anderson speak, we know that she will leave listeners empowered with new knowledge and inspired to act on it towards courageous human rights movement building.
Dr. Anderson's address is 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Saturday, December 7.
You will not want to miss Dr. Anderson at
ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2013: Dignity. Justice. Action.