Making Civil rights Matter

The Center for the Liberal Arts and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations are please to present

Making Civil rights Matter

Saturday November 19, 2011 at The Miller Center, UVA

Program Agenda


Registration and Refreshments

9:00 - 9:10

Introductions and Opening Remarks - Bonnie Hagerman. Associate Director of CLA

9:20 - 9:30

Film Interview of Julian Bond, Professor of History, UVA; Chair Emeritus, NAACP

9:30 - 11:00

Maureen Costello, Teaching Tolerance Director, Southern Poverty Law Center

"Civil Rights Education and Approaches to Race in the Classroom"
Costello, director of the study Teaching the Movement The State of Civil Rights Education in the United States 2011, which was recently featured in the New York Times, will explore the often
uncomfortable space between teaching about civil rights and talking about race. Participants will explore issues of racial identity and becoming more proficient at having conversations about the
impact of race in American history and now.

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Lisa Woolfork, Associate Professor of English, UVA

"Thanks for The Help?"
Woolfork will discuss the controversies of Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help, and will explore the implications of those tensions.

12:15 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:50

Kent Germany, Associate Professor of History, Univ. of South Carolina

"Making Presidents Make Civil Rights Matter: The Grassroots and the Government"
Germany will explore the ways that Grassroots activism forced Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to support the civil rights movement more aggressively, focusing on the 16th Street Church Bombing in Birmingham and the Mississippi Burning case.

1:50 - 2:00


2:00 - 3:00

Stephanie Van Hover. Associate Professor, Curry School of Education, UVA

"Making Civil Rights Matter in Virginia's Classrooms"
Van Hover will explore strategies for incorporating this material into high school teaching In Virginia.




November 19, 2011 8:30am to 3:00pm

The Miller Center

University of Virginia

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