MLK Teach In

MLK Day Teach-In

Truth Power: Disinformation and the Undermining of American Democracy - Get Facts and Act

 

Monday, January 20, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

WMU Bernhard Center, 2nd fl.

The event is free and open to the public

Free Parking in the Parking Structure

 

 Presenters, including WMU faculty and students and community/social action leaders, will raise urgent issues and questions, inspire critical thinking, and connect attendees to action opportunities.  

 The “Teach-In” includes 35 local organizations staffing informational tables, and many opportunities for conversation, involvement, and taking action.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 

11:00a.m. HOW MISINFORMATION IS HARMING DEMOCRACY

Dr. Sue Ellen Christian (Communications)

 

11:30a.m. CLIMATE JUSTICE AND CLIMATE DENIAL

Dr. Dave Karowe (Biology) & Rei Gordon (Political Science)

 

12:00p.m. ORGANIZERS AND WORKERS ADDRESSING POVERTY

Rev. Nathan Dannison (First Congregational Church)

 

12:30p.m. REVERSING RUNAWAY INEQUALITY

Bill Farmer (SW MI DSA, Labor for Bernie)

 

1:00p.m. EXPLORING COALITION BUILDING WITHIN THE LGBT AND AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Marshall Kilgore (Community Advocate)

 

1:30p.m. INEQUALITY AND WOMEN OF COLOR IN KALAMAZOO

Grace Lubwama (YWCA)

 

2:00p.m. CURRENT THREATS TO IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

Dr. Tim Ready (Sociology), Mark Delorey (Foundation Scholars) & WMU Students

 

2:30p.m. MLK IN 2020: LEGACY & VISION

Dr. Don Cooney (Social Work)