– It’s all Part of the Annual Robert & Jean Graetz Symposium Sponsored by ASU’s National Center –
– They will Discuss Challenges that Impact Native Americans, Hispanics, African-Americans & Others –
WHEN: April 13, (Thursday) from 9:30 a.m. – noon.
WHERE: ASU’s National Center, 1345 Carter Hill Rd.
If you are interested in hearing more about the marginalization of ethnic groups in America and what may be done to curtail it, then you will not want to miss Alabama State University’s upcoming annual Robert and Jean Graetz Symposium on Race and Reconciliation.
It will be held on April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Alabama State University’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, which is located at 1345 Carter Hill Rd.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Graetz Symposium will bring together coalitions representing various marginalized groups such as Native Americans, Hispanics, African-Americans, and others to discuss the challenges that impact each particular group and what may be done to alleviate the issues at hand.
The event will feature key speakers from each group and a panel discussion regarding ways to form cooperative partnerships to achieve a central goal of justice and equality in all aspects of life, said Rev. Robert Graetz.
“We hope to bring people together that work with various ethnic groups who have been deprived of their rightful place in our society,” Graetz said. “We hope that they will become a stronger economic and political voice in our society.”
ABOUT THE GRAETZ SYMPOSIUM
The ASU National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture established the Robert and Jean Graetz Symposium on Human Rights and Reconciliation to honor these long-time civil and human rights activists. The couple has worked tirelessly since the early 1950’s to advance the cause of civil and human rights in our community and around the world. They were among the only white clergy in Montgomery who openly supported the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and for doing so, their home was bombed twice by the Ku Klux Klan.
The Graetz Symposium is designed to stimulate action-oriented citizens to work toward reconciliation while examining factors that divide ethnic groups.