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Sen. Fred Harris (D-OK), Julián Castro to discuss race relations on 50th anniversary of Kerner Report, a historic study that examines the roots of racism and inequality in U.S.

Sen. Fred Harris, Julian Castro to discuss race relations on 50th anniversary of Kerner Report 

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WHERE: 10th Floor Atrium of the LBJ Presidential Library (2313 Red River St.)

WHEN: Monday, March 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

EVENT: Notable panelists will discuss the past, present and future of race relations in America, drawing upon the 1968 Kerner Report. The report, produced by a presidential commission established by Lyndon B. Johnson, asserted that despite the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the nation was “moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”

SPEAKERS:                 

  •  Julián Castro, Dean’s Distinguished Fellow, Fellow of the Davila Chair in International Trade Policy at the LBJ School, former HUD secretary.  
  •  Fred Harris, former U.S. senator (D-Okla.), an original member of the Kerner Commission.
  •  Kathleen McElroy, Associate Director of the School of Journalism at UT Austin.
  •  kihana ross, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at UT Austin.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Media may take photos and record video of the conversation.

SOCIAL MEDIA: #Kernerat50

RSVP: Please complete this Google form so we can accommodate your needs.

PARKING: Free parking is available in Lot #38.

HOSTS: The Social Justice Institute at the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Longhorn Center for Community Engagement, LBJ School, LBJ Presidential Library, Department of Radio-Television-Film

NOTE: Kerner at 50 is a private, invitation-only event. Media are invited to attend.

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