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DECEMBER 2009

Dec. 10
 

African American and Jewish American Relations in Memphis


Discussion by panelists, Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Institute, Rachel Shankman and Steve Becton, Facing History, Facing Ourselves, Memphis, TN and Berte Wolfe, former Memphis City School Board Chairperson, 7:00 p.m.  Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis, TN

NOVEMBER 2009

Nov. 1

 

Action News 5, WMCTV Memphis, Daphene McFerren, Director Hooks Institute interview with Ben Watson


Reporter, about the Hooks Institute Lecture Series in Memphis, TN and Washington, DC titled, “Civil Rights and Social Justice:  Past, Present and the Future.” 8:00 a.m.

Nov. 4

 

Lecture by Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks on Civil Rights and Social Justice: Past, Present and the Future


Time: 6:00 PM
Michael D. Rose Theatre, 470 University Street, Memphis, TN.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

OCTOBER 2009

Oct. 6

 

Lecture by Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks on Civil Rights and Social Justice: Past, Present and the Future

Time: 5:00 PM
Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

JUNE 2009

June 22-July 2
 

African American Summer History Institute

A collaboration between Memphis City Schools, University of Memphis faculty and the Hooks Institute

JULY 2009
July 27
 

Multicultural Memphis Breakfast: Celebrating Communities of Faith

Time: 8:00 AM
Holiday Inn, University of Memphis, Ballroom.
Community Partners: Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, Bridges USA, Greater Memphis Chamber-Int’l Business Council, Greater Memphis Immigrant Task Force, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, Latino Memphis, Memphis City Schools, Memphis Jewish Federation, Memphis Urban League, Meritan, NAACP Memphis Branch, Seedco, YMCA of Memphis and Mid-South.

APRIL 2009
April 2  

Documentary: Freedom's Front Line: Fayette County, Tennessee

Time: 9:30 p.m.
WKNO- Television (Memphis, TN) at 9:30 p.m. (repeating the following morning at 2:30 a.m.)

April 3-4

 

The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in Contemporary America


Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Keynote Address
University of Memphis campus

(Please check our website periodically for details about this conference)

MARCH 2009

March 5-9  

Common Cents: A Personal Money Management Workshop

Time: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Please contact the Hooks Institute for classroom locations at the University of Memphis

FEBRUARY 2009

Feb. 2-3

 

Black History Month

Honoring the Memphis State Eight: The 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis)
Co-Sponsored by The Black Student Association, The Office of Minority Affairs and the Hooks Institute. (check website for updates).

Feb. 5

 

National African American Read-In Chain program.

Program Theme: Read, Yes We Can.  Featured author: Nikki Grimes, author of Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. Location University of Memphis, Rose Theatre, February 5, 10:00-12:00. Program Sponsors: Mid-South Reads, Memphis Content Literacy Academy, Extended Programs, Office of Affirmative Action, The U of M Reading Center, The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, The African and African American Studies Program, Memphis Black Writers Conference.

Feb. 24

 

Documentary: Freedom’s Front Line: Fayette County, Tennessee

Time: 9:30 p.m.
WKNO- Television (Memphis, TN) at 9:30 p.m. (repeating the following morning at 2:30 a.m.)

Feb. 25

 

Documentary: Freedom’s Front Line: Fayette County, Tennessee

Time: 9:30 p.m.
WKNO-2 (Memphis, TN) at 9:30 p.m

JANUARY 2009

Jan. 1

 

The University Of Memphis Celebrates Kwanzaa

Keynote Speaker: Daphene R. McFerren
Time: 4:00 PM
University of Memphis, Panhellenic Building, Ballroom

Jan. 10

 

Open Discussion with Experts from Various Disciplines Regarding How to Create and Maintain Wealth.

The Pursuit of God Church, Memphis, TN Panelists: Martavius Jones (Jones Wealth Management Group); Daphene R. McFerren (Director, Hooks Institute); Marybeth Conley (Entrepreneur and WREG-TN, Channel 3); Carolyn Kent (Entrepreneur and Real Estate Agent); Terri Murphy (Consultant and Entrepreneur); Denesa Segrest (Frayser Community Development Corp.)

Jan. 22
 

Documentary: Freedom’s Front Line: Fayette County, Tennessee

Time: 8:30 p.m.
WKNO- Television (Memphis, TN) at 8:30 p.m.

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