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Webinar: After the Marches End, Are We For Real This Time - January 28th

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The University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Penn's African-American Resource Center, and PHENND are honored to have distinguished scholars and father and daughter Dr. Henry Louis Taylor and Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, join us for the hallmark program for the University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change. They will share their perspectives on past, current and future changes in the movements for social justice, anti-racism, and equity, particularly as they impact BIPOC communities, as part of Penn's annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event will be held on January 28th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

Program Format:

When the Marches End: Are we for Real this Time? (Part Two )*

5:00 PM – Welcome

  • Valerie Dorsey Allen, Director, African American Resource Center, University of Pennsylvania

  • Hillary Kane, Director, Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)

  • Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director and Director of Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

5:03 PM – University Welcome

  • Dr. Wendell Pritchett, Provost, James S. Riepe Professorship, University of Pennsylvania

5:08 PM – Opening/Introduction of Moderator

  • Dr. Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and founding Director, Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

5:13 PM – Moderator Introduces and Begins Conversation

  • Dr. Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania


  • Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning, Director, University of Buffalo Center for Urban Studies

  • Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Charles H. McIlwain University Preceptor, Princeton University

6:05 PM – Q/A

6:20 PM – Closing Remarks

Please note that we will be utilizing both ZOOM and Facebook Live for the event. When you RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom log-in information.

*(Please note that Part One is available for viewing at the following link,

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