MLK50/Glenville50: Commemorating the Glenville Uprising and Its Legacy

by Social Justice Institute

Educational/Awareness Social Justice

Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 12:00 PM –

Sun, 15 Jul 2018, 4:30 PM

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MLK Library

1962 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106, United States

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The Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute and MLK Celebration Committee present MLK50/Glenville50: Commemorating the Glenville Uprising and its Legacy 50 Years Later through the Lens of Four Generations, a conference and critical conversation that asks, where do we go from here? Community or chaos?

The conference will be held on Saturday, July 14, from 12-4:30 pm at the Martin Luther King Library, 1962 Stokes Blvd, and on Sunday, July 15, from 2-5 pm in CWRU’s Harkness Chapel, 11200 Bellflower Road. Both days are free and open to the community; light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested to socialjustice@case.edu or by calling 216.368.7568.

The conference will be moderated by Dr. Raymond Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University and a former Clevelander, and will feature guest speaker Allyson Carpenter, a Truman Scholar and graduate of Howard University. Panels of local residents and activists include Amir Ali Bey, Mississippi Charles Bevel, Devin Branch, Latina Brooks, Alexis Crosby, Christin Farmer, Kim Foreman, Don Freeman, Norma Freeman, Donte Gibbs, Kathryn Hall, Vincent Holland, Shanita Horton, Bob Ivory, Eric Johnson, Rita Knight Gray, James Page, Khalid Samad, Joan Southgate, Sherrie Tolliver and Shaii White.

The panelists will discuss what Glenville was like leading up to 1968, the historical and social context that led to the violence of 1968, the response of the community and the immediate aftermath, the current state of Glenville, and potential solutions for rebuilding a vibrant city. The conference will focus on the Five Pillars introduced by Carl Stokes – Health, Housing, Education, Economics and Safety – as a framework for the conversation.

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