Monday the 21st brings the opportunity to attend this year’s commemoration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., at U.Va. The event will feature a panel discussion entitled “Chiefly About War Matters.” It’s Monday at 4 p.m. in the Harrison-Small Auditorium.
The event, hosted by U.Va.’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies and the Office of African-American Affairs, is free and open to the public. A reception immediately follows in the Newcomb Hall main lounge.
While the topic generates multiple concerns and invites various approaches, the panelists will focus on the following areas: war and civil rights, war and ethnic conflict, the economics of war, and the psychic effects of war.
Panelists include Maurice Apprey, dean of U.Va.’s Office of African-American Affairs; U.Va. politics professor Robert Fatton; Rev. Lehman Bates, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlottesville; and Helena Cobban, a veteran writer, researcher and program organizer on global affairs and a contributing editor of Boston Review.
Link to the press release.