Each year, the Susan B. Anthony Institute and the Frederick Douglas Institute honor the legacy of the two remarkable Rochester revolutionaries by bringing in a guest lecturer to explore the intersection of race and gender. This year, Jennifer Harvey, Associate Professor of Religion at Drake University, will deliver the annual Two Icons lecture. On Wednesday, October 29th at 5:00 pm in the Hawkins Carlson Reading Room, we invite you to join for hors d’oeuvres us as Harvey presents “Framing Ferguson: Religious Faith, Righteous Feminists and Holy Fire.”
Harvey will engage us in a stimulating dialogue where she will draw similarities between the 1950s and today with regard to the Civil Rights Movement and the current unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. She will use the perspectives of lesser known righteous feminists and religious leaders during the Civil Rights Movement to reveal why Ferguson should have shocked none of us. Join us as we hear Harvey’s insight and analysis in which she will ultimately ask the most important question: where do we go from here?
The lecture is free and open to the public, no RSVP is required to attend!