The Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education will host a substantive, one-day symposium on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, entitled “DREAM.ACT.VOTE: Dream to Act, Act on Your Dreams, Secure Your Vote.” The symposium will be held in the University Student Center Theater on the Campus of Morgan State University.
The symposium will be convened for the purpose of (1) understanding, securing and exercising the power of the vote as an essential means to advance equal educational opportunity for all students regardless of race, color and ethnicity and to further dismantle continuing policies and practices that foster discrimination and inequitable conditions in education; (2) supporting and advancing educational initiatives that open the doors of opportunity for all students of color, including African, African Caribbean and Latino students in our Communities; and (3) overcoming the pernicious impact of voter suppression efforts on racial and ethnic minorities, college students, the elderly and low-income citizens who claim and attempt to exercise the right to vote on November 6th.
The symposium is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University and to all interested members of the community. We particularly invite department chairs and faculty to facilitate attendance by their students and classes on that particular day.
Questions and comments may be directed to the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education at 443-885-4564.