Honoring the Social Justice Career of Prexy Nesbitt

Symposium & Reception Program
by University of Illinois at Chicago Social Justice Initiative
Chicago, Illinois, United States
October 2, 2019
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, South Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks • Essence McDowell, Associate Director of the Social Justice Initiative • Barbara Ransby, Director of the Social Justice Initiative • 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Short Film on Prexy Nesbitt • "Be Good", A Luta Continua a short film created by Lauren Goth • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM Prexy's Chicago: Harold Washington, Martin Luther King Jr and Nesbitt Family Values • Mary Scott Boria - Activist, social worker and longtime family friend • Julie Parson Nesbitt - Poet, author and family member • Mary Lou Finley - Author and activist who served on MLK's staff in the 60s • Bernardine Dohrn - Ant-war activist, juvenile justice advocate and attorney • Camille Odeh - Educator, activist and longtime friend • Audio statement from Sylvia Ewing, journalist, non-profit leader and media specialist • 3:15 PM - 4:40 PM Southern African Solidarity: Prexy and the World • Rachel Rubin - Physician and health equity advocate and formerly a part of the Mozambique Support Network • Basil Clunie - Educator, administrator, and former anti-apartheid leader • Otis Cunningham - Former solidarity activist in the Southern African liberation movement • Carol Thompson - Formerly supporter of Chicago anti-apartheid work and local activist • Elizabeth Schmidt - Professor Emerita, Loyola University, Maryland, author and historian of southern Africa • Cheryl Johnson-Odim - Professor Emerita and Provost Emerita at Dominican University, author, activist and historian of Africa • Statement from Lisa Brock, Professor and director of Arcus Center for Social Justice Research at Kalamazoo College • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks From Prexy Nesbitt • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Reception & Short Tributes • 6:30 PM Reception Keynote • Dr. Premilla Nadasen - Historian, author, activist and former anti-apartheid student leader
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root