Rebecca Hasson to Speak at 1/21 Event


50 Years Later: (R)Evolution of the Dream.

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C., the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a seventeen-minute speech calling for an end to racial discrimination. His oration, later known as the “I Have A Dream speech,” was the culmination of “The March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Dr. King delivered his first version of the speech in Detroit on June 23, 1963, outside Cobo Hall after leading 125,000 people in the “Walk to Freedom” down Woodward Avenue.

-- From U-M's MLK Symposium: About the Symposium page.

School of Kinesiology event:

Culturally-Tailored Interventions: Lessons Learned from the Black Panther Party’s Survival Programs

Monday, January 21
SPH 1, Room 1755

Rebecca Hasson Ph.D. is a Movement Science professor in the School of Kinesiology whose research interests include the causes and consequences of childhood obesity in multiethnic populations.

As part of the MLK Symposium, Dr. Hasson will share her insights on this year's theme in her presentation,Culturally-Tailored Interventions: Lessons Learned from the Black Panther Party’s Survival Programs.

Following her address, there will be a short question and answer session. Please for more information or questions.

Please visit U-M's MLK Symposium site for a schedule of all campus-wide events, including guest speakers:

  • Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • MLK speechwriter and advisor Clarence B. Jones
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker
  • Civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis
  • Author and political activist Dr. Angela Davis
  • Author and consultant Dr. Steve Robbins, and
  • Political rights activist Christine Chavez

Sponsored by Kinesiology Student Government (