“Sites of Conscience” is the topic of the Rosa Parks Museum Real Talk Community Forum on October 12
“Sites of Conscience” across the United States will be the topic of the Real Talk community forum at the Rosa Parks Museum at the University of Troy on October 12th.
Part of the museum’s Real Talk Community Forum series, the panel discussion takes place at 6 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Prior to the panel, the museum will host a special screening of “Descendant of the Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street, ”From 5:30 pm, presented by Odyssey Impact.
Sites of consciousness are defined as museums, memorials, historic sites, memory initiatives or non-governmental organizations that give voice to some of the most marginalized groups in society. These sites seek to raise awareness on a range of social and human rights issues through the historical interpretation of their site, public programs, affirmative action creations on issues raised by their site, and the promotion of justice and justice. universal human rights.
Dr Dan Puckett, professor of history at the University of Troy, will moderate the discussion by panelists Phil Armstrong from Greenwood Rising, artist Renee Billingslea, Dr Ibrahima Seck from Whitney Plantation and Charles Woods from Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
In addition to the panel and the screening, the latest traveling exhibition, “Ten Japanese-American concentration campsBy returning artist Renee Billingslea will have her opening reception on Thursday, October 14th. Reception is free and open to the public, and the exhibit is available free of charge in the gallery during normal museum opening hours.
The Real Talk community forum series is held regularly by the museum to address current topics of interest or concern and provides area residents the opportunity to gain information and share perspectives in a safe and secure environment. civil. The forum is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a partner state of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, contact Madeline Burkhardt at 334-241-8701 or by email at [email protected]