Please help us pass the word about this upcoming opportunity in April by forwarding to any listservs, individuals or notice boards that might reach educators interested in attending.
Through support of the Kentucky Oral History Commission and the University of Louisville College of Arts and Science, the Kentucky Historical Society will be hosting a workday to gauge the state of public engagement on the history of civil rights in the state and set goals for intentionally engaging audiences on this topic. The work day will be focused towards public historians, middle school/high school educators and academic historians.
The day will be facilitated by diversity consultant, Mari Mujica with a keynote address from historian Renee Romano, co-editor of The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory. The afternoon will break the 3 targeted audiences into work groups, where they will be lead into developing individual goals for increasing awareness of the history of civil rights in the state with an eye towards connecting our history with continuing issues of civil rights and social justice. Participants should walk away with a better contextual understanding of connecting civil rights in national and local memory and clear goals on reaching audiences through this topic.
Please see attached flyer (Download MemoryAndMobilization-21Apr2012 here) for more information.
Sarah Milligan, Administrator
Kentucky Oral History Commission
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-1792 ext 4434