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Public Forum on Re-Segregation/Privatization/De-Funding of Public Education

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New Millennium Church

21 Lakeshore Drive

Little Rock, AR 72204

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In connection with the fourth anniversary of the dissolution of the Little Rock School District (LRSD) school board on January 28, 2019, in recognition that 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of the September 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and Land Theft, and because 2019 will be the 400th anniversary of the delivery of African slaves at Jamestown, Virginia, New Millennium Church, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference and the Vanderbilt Divinity School Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will co-sponsor a Public Forum on Re-Segregation, Privatization, and De-Funding of Public Education at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 24, 25, and 26, 2019. During the Forum, local and community public education advocates, activists, policy makers, and influence leaders will join respected scholars of history, sociology, ethics (moral theology), and psychology to address current and past realities surrounding segregation, privatization, and efforts to de-fund public education to the detriment of children and families in the LRSD. Because New Millennium Church is a social justice ministry in keeping with the liberating gospel of Jesus, New Millennium Church is pleased to host and co-sponsor the Forum.

Schedule of Events (all at New Millennium Church):

  • January 24 (Thursday), 2019, 6-8 p.m. – Re-Segregation and Transgenerational Trauma - Dr. Iva Carruthers (keynote presenter) and Dr. Teresa Smallwood (facilitator)

  • January 25 (Friday), 2019, 6-8 p.m. – Re-Segregation, Privatization, De-Funding and the Color of Law – Dr. Terrence Roberts (keynote presenter) and Rev. Wendell Griffen (facilitator)

  • January 26 (Saturday), 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Re-Segregation, Privatization, and De-Funding of Public Education: The Threat to Democracy – Dr. Nancy MacLean (keynote presenter) and local public education advocates Dr. James Ross, Dr. Anika Whitfield, Pastor Toney Orr, and Senator Joyce Elliott (panelists)

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Dean Emilie Townes of Vanderbilt Divinity School will deliver a sermon at New Millennium Church during worship at 9 a.m., and will engage in an informal “town hall” conversation after the service. The service and “town hall” conversation, while not part of the Forum, will be open to Forum attendees and the general public. Dean Townes will also be the featured guest of the Barbershop Radio Program at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, on community radio station KABF, 88.3 FM which airs each Saturday from 9-10 a.m. over the Internet at www.kabf.org, sponsored by New Millennium Church.

A registration fee of $50 per person will cover all Forum sessions.

Special rates are available at the Holiday Inn Little Rock Presidential Downtown:

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