VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
2015 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
COMMEMORATION
JANUARY 16-19, 2015

Dismantling Segregation:
Race, Poverty, and Privilege

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.


“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.


Our Theme:  What does term “segregation” mean today?  It no longer means “de jure” segregation, racial separation by law.  Instead, it means that we inhabit a society where the divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots” is wide and deep.   But we can and must address the troubling issues of race and class divisions; we can and must also focus on more than mere dialogue and discussion.  We must seek solutions as we indeed personify those solutions, through our own sustained and committed actions.  We must not “look the other way.”

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FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS
THE HONORABLE ANDREW YOUNG


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