The 2011 Gandhi-King Conference will occur at Christian Brothers University on October 21-23. This year’s conference is being co-presented with the Peace and Justice Studies Association, which will draw an even larger national audience.
We are very excited to begin the conference weekend Thursday evening with a concert with political singer/songwriter David Rovics. Rovics has been called “the musical version of Democracy Now!” by the show’s host, Amy Goodman. While David tours across the country and around the world, he’s never played in Memphis before, and we’re thrilled to bring his songs and ideas to our community. Check the conference website soon to get details on the concert location and time.
We’re also thrilled to bring some of the highest caliber speakers to Memphis to date. Nipun Mehta and Pancho Ramos-Stierle will open the conference at 11am on Friday October 21st with an address to both the youth conference and regular attendees. Dr. Clayborne Carson of the King Center in Stanford will address the conference Friday evening followed by a viewing and discussion with the Director of the film, Little Town of Bethlehem. David Bacon opens the conference Saturday morning, and we are thrilled to be offering simultaneous Spanish translation for Dolores Huerta’s address Saturday afternoon.
If you’d like to purchase exhibit space at the conference or are interested in being a sponsor or placing an ad in the program booklet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t already, please register now for the conference here and we look forward to seeing you at GKC!