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Black History Month panel to discuss social justice movements

Emory Report | Feb. 25, 2016

"Black History and Social Justice Movements" is the topic of a panel discussion to be presented by the Department of African American Studies on Monday, Feb. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Winship Ballroom of the Dobbs University Center.

Gregory C. Ellison, Jr. will moderate the discussion between panelists James “Major” Woodall and Ejim Dike.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored as part of Black History Month.

Ellison is associate professor of pastoral counseling and care in the Candler School of Theology.  He founded Fearless Dialogues, a nonprofit organization that creates unique spaces for unlikely partners to have conversations on subjects like racism, classism and community violence.

Woodall will graduate this May from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in religious studies. He has experience in leadership positions in NAACP and other social justice organizations.

Dike is executive director of the U.S. Human Rights Network. Her human rights work focuses on addressing poverty and discrimination. Previously, she was director of the Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center.

For more information, call 404-727-6847.