Project 1972: A Conversation with Our Elders

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EST

Attend this panel discussion to hear from Penn State staff and faculty who worked at the University in the height of the Civil Rights Movement, and members of the Penn State University Class of 1972, who were freshmen in 1968—the year Dr. King was assassinated.

Join us for a conversation with this dynamic generation who are the true subject matter experts on issues of racial equity, social justice, and the impact of Dr. King’s legacy. We revere this opportunity and privilege to gather at the feet of our elders to view the world from their lens and to learn from their life experience. We will discuss their view of the current social justice resurgence, how it compares to what they witnessed in the 60s and 70s, what it was it like to be at Penn State during that time, and what, if anything, has changed. The event will also include performances from the Young, Gifted, and Black Choir, and the announcement of the Fannie Lou Hamer- W.E.B. DuBois Service Scholarship award recipient.

This event is sponsored by Penn State World Campus Student Affairs and the Penn State Forum on Black Affairs (FOBA).