13th Annual Black History Month Lecture: Still Separate, Still Unequal
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
922 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23284
More than half a century after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, long after the official end to "separate but equal," deep racial injustice persists in our society. Unequal access to education remains a dominate force shaping our communities and is seen widely as a pressing civil rights issue today. ACLU Racial Justice Program Director Dennis Parker will examine the extent of educational inequity and how our society pushes some children from the education system to the justice system. He will examine how implicit bias defines the modern United States in nuanced ways that stubbornly obstruct our progress toward equality for all. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a public reception.
This event is free and open to the public, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to February 6, 2015.
Registration is now closed.
The Black History Month Lecture is sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries, the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund and the VCU School of Education, which is marking its 50th year this year.
For further reading, try our African American Studies research guide.
Image: Still Separate, Still Unequal, by Jeff Bland