Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Race Relations in Memphis Politics

Race Relations in Memphis Politics

Open Forum Looks at Past, Present & Future

Saturday, January 12, 2008, New Path in partnership with the Memphis Urban League, will host Race Relations in Memphis Politics- an open forum that will analyze current and past trends in race relations in local political activities. The forum will also address ways that local community, civic and political leaders may work to better improve these efforts in the future.

The event, which is being held at the National Civil Rights Museum, will take place from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the main floor Gallery. Confirmed panelists include County Commissioner Sidney Chism; David Cocke, Attorney and Former Chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party; Marcus Pohlmann, Rhodes College Political Science Professor; Dr. Randolph Meade Walker, Professor and Historian; and Desi Franklin, Attorney and First Vice Chair of the Shelby County Democratic Party . Dr. Darryl Tukufu, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Crichton College will moderate the forum.

Panelists will provide an overview of the political environment in terms of race relations from their viewpoint and discuss their political experiences in Memphis. The forum will also include discussion on trends in race relations relating to participation in political activities, opportunities to serve and voting practices.

New Path and the Memphis Urban League are hosting this event with the goal of initiating a dialogue that will carry over to the Memphis community at large. Both organizations believe that in order for the city of Memphis to move forward, Race Relations in Memphis Politics is an issue that needs to be addressed.

Update: the event may have been canceled -- see Harvey's comment. I'm checking with New Path about this right now.

The event is still on!

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Blogger Harvey said...

I just called the Civil Rights Museum to get more info and was told that the event was no longer using the Civil Rights Museum as a meeting space. The museum said that they assumed the event was canceled but they couldn't be sure. Does anyone have any information about a new meeting place or is the forum indeed canceled?

10:14 AM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

thanks Harvey. I'm checking with New Path to get the status.

10:51 AM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

It's on for this Saturday. Just a scheduling program mixup but it will be held this Saturday at the NCRM.

10:55 AM  
Blogger Harvey said...

Good to know. The wife and I will try to make it.

10:59 AM  
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7:45 PM  

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