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Made in America: King’s Dream in Today’s Economy

Sunday, January 16, 2011

3:00 PM

As Americans face the harshest economy in a generation, WNYC explores the contemporary relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's fight for economic justice for all. This January 16th, join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, WQXR's Terrance McKnight, and Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Perry to celebrate MLK and his passionate advocacy for equal access to the American dream.

Moderators:

  • Brian Lehrer, host of WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show
  • Terrance McKnight, host of WQXR's All Ears with Terrance McKnight
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University

Panelists: 

  • Roy Innis, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
  • Obery Hendricks, Professor of Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary and commentator on the intersection of religion, politics and social policy in America
  • Christine Yvette Lewis, Organizer with Domestic Workers United
  • Jeanne Theoharis, Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, specializing in contemporary politics of race and gender, social policy, and urban studies
  • Peniel Joseph, Professor of History and author of Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
  • Natalia Aristizabal-Betancur, Youth Organizer at Make The Road New York

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