In honor of Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Yale OISS (Office of International Students & Scholars) is kicking off the spring semester with a discussion on the Civil Rights Movement, both historically and where it stands today. To lead this discussion, they have three incredible PhD students who all specialize in different areas of the movement; Amanda Hall and Anna Duensing from the Department of History and African American Studies, and Pedro Regalado from the American Studies Department. Throughout the evening, they will explore the historical context of the Civil Rights movement here in New Haven, and move throughout history to present day issues that are still facing the U.S. and the world.
This conversation is just as relevant, if not more so, than it was 100 years ago, so please bring your questions for our talented group of PhD student panelists.
About the Understanding America Discussion Series
The year-long Understanding America discussion series brings together expert speakers from Yale and the New Haven community to break down key issues happening at Yale, in New Haven, and the U.S. at large. Yale OISS wants to provide you with a comfortable space to engage in lively discussion, offer opinions, and gain insights into some complex features of American society and culture.
Note: Not suitable for children under the age of 15. The series is open to the Yale Community, and you are encouraged you to come with questions, opinions, and an open mind. Please RSVP in order to attend.