Registration is Open for Two Major RIT Events: Let Freedom Ring and Expressions of King’s Legacy | December 2020
Newsletter December 2020
Registration is Open for Two Major RIT Events: Let Freedom Ring and Expressions of King’s Legacy
Photographer and RIT professor Joshua Rashaad McFadden and CNN Political commentator Bakari Sellers to deliver keynotes
Photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden, assistant professor, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences documented much of the Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations that followed the deaths of George Floyd, Daniel Prude and others.
McFadden is the keynote speaker for RIT’s virtual Let Freedom Ring program. He will share his experiences and his photography covering social justice and other issues impacting Black Americans in “A Moment in a Movement” January 18, 2021. This is the fourth annual Let Freedom Ring program created for the RIT Community. It is held on the federal holiday commemorating the life of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The emcee for the event is RIT student Patrick Edwards, President of ALANA Collegiate Association (ACA). It begins at 11:00am. For more information and to register for the webinar.
The second major event in January is RIT’s 39th annual Expressions of King’s Legacy program on Thursday, January 28, 2021. It is another way RIT honors the work of Dr. King.
CNN political commentator and analyst Bakari Sellers will deliver the keynote entitled “Education, Civil Rights and Equality: Cornerstones for Our Future.”
Sellers made history at the age of 22 when he became the youngest African American elected official in the country when he won a seat in the South Carolina state legislature in 2006. Eight years later, he was the Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor in that state.
Sellers is also the author of “My Vanishing Country: A Memoir”. You can find a review of the book by RIT vice president and associate provost Keith Jenkins here.
Jemieshaw Pierre-Louis, RIT student and President of the Black Awareness Coordinating Committee will serve as emcee. Expressions of King’s Legacy begins at noon and is open to the public. Register for the webinar here.