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OCTOBER 2012
Oct. 03

Voter Registration Drive

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change sponsored a voter registration drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Over twenty students volunteered at five locations on campus, to encourage their peers to register to vote! In addition, 286 people were registered to vote as part of the Hooks Institute Voter Registration Effort!

For newspaper link, click here & for photos from the event, click here

Oct. 03

Last Hooks Institute National Books Award Committee Meeting

The Hooks Institute had a finally committee meeting with some of the panel of judges that have contributed their excellence and time to furthering the mission and vision of Dr. Hooks and the Institute.

To learn more about the National Book Award, click here.

SEPTEMBER 2012
Sept. 27

 

Hooks Institute Open House

University of Memphis

Scates Hall Room 204. 2-4 p.m.

This is a free event & open to University of Memphis faculty, staff, and students.
Sept. 27

Hooks Institute Board Meeting

September 27th marked the last Hooks Institute Board meeting of this year.

We are thankful for our accomplished Hooks Institute Board members and their desire to pursue social change.

Sept. 5

Cullen Jones with Make a Splash Children

Splash Mid-South
September 5th at  7 p.m.

Splash Mid-South host Olympian Cullen Jones at a reception sponsored by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. Splash Mid-South is committed to providing free or low-cost swim lessons to encourage minority participation in swimming.

Splash Mid-South is a community-wide, volunteer driven initiative composed of the following partners: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Safe Kids Mid-South, City of Memphis, the YMCA, the University of Memphis, Memphis Tiger Swimming, the Hooks Institute, and numerous volunteers!

To see more photos of the "Splash" visit here

AUGUST 2012

Aug. 31- Sept.21

"Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War".

An Exhibit and Eight Presentations at U of M. The exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association. Local sponsors include the U of M University Libraries, and the U of M Department of History and the U of M's Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change.

For more info click here

APRIL 2012

Duty of the Hour: The Life and Times of Benjamin L. Hooks


April 20, 2012
Location: The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
The public release and red carpet premiere of the documentary produced by the Hooks Institute and its director, Daphene McFerren, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Reece L. Auguiste. Tickets on sale to the public Feb./March 2012.

April 18-20

 

Toward a More Perfect Union: Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Creating an Age of Social Responsibility


A conference held to focus on the current state of civil rights activism and its relevancy to life in America and how the Civil Rights Movement shaped and defined issues relevant to international human rights movements today.
Michael D. Rose Theatre, University of Memphis. This event is free and open to the public.

April 15

 

WMC-TV 5 at 8 a.m. Memphis, TN    

Daphene R. McFerren, Executive Producer, Duty of the Hour, interviews with reporter Ben Watson    

April 15                  

FM 98.9 at 12:30 p.m. Memphis, TN

Julie L. Graves, Assistant Director, Hooks Institute, interviews with reported Tony Nichelson regarding the April 20th Premiere of Duty of the Hour.

April 2

Channel 3 News at 9, Memphis, TN


Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Director, and Ekundayo Bandele, Executive Director of the Hattiloo Theatre, interview with Channel 3 at 9 on the Hooks documentary, Duty of the Hour, and the Hattiloo Theatre production, Who Will Bell The Cat?

Watch the interview here!

MARCH 2012

March 16

Comcast Public Access
Channel Channel 17, Memphis, TN


Daphene R. McFerren, Hooks Director, interviews with Comcast regarding the Premiere of the Hooks Institute's Documentary, Duty of the Hour, and the Hattiloo Theatre production, Who Will Bell The Cat?

March 21

"Lunch and Learn: Still Mining the "Forgotten: Black Catholic Sisters in United States History"
Lecture by Shannen Williams, Candidate for Ph.D. in History at Rutgers University

National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN, Lecture at 11:45 am Sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. Hooks Institute, Co-Sponsor. This event is free and open to the public.

FEBRUARY 2012

Feb. 9               Rodney Slater Event   

An Evening with Rodney Slater, Esq.


Rodney Slater, Esq., former Secretary of Transportation under President Bill Clinton, speaks on combining professional career goals with commitment to public service.
Michael D. Rose Theatre Entertainment Lobby, University of Memphis, Reception at 5:00 pm, Lecture at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Feb. 17-18

Broadcast Premiere of The Memphis 13, a local film on the integration of Memphis City Schools


Funded by a grant from the Hooks Institute, the documentary focuses on the experiences of the 13 African American families who faced integration into four formerly all-white elementary schools.

The Memphis 13 airs on WKNO/Channel 10 on February 17, 7:30 pm; February 18, 2:30 pm; and February 19, 12:00 pm; and on WKNO2 on February 18, 9:30 pm

Feb. 23

"The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and
American Slavery"

Lecture by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University


University Center Theatre, University of Memphis, Reception at 6:00 pm, Lecture at 6:30 pm
Sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. Hooks Institute, Co-Sponsor. This event is free and open to the public.

JANUARY 2012

Jan. 18

Hooks Institute meets with the faith-based community to introduce the Premiere of the documentary, Duty of the Hour
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, Memphis, TN, 12:30 pm. This is an invitation-only event.

Jan. 31

Civil Rights Activists Maxine Smith and Russell Sugarmon host a meeting with the Hooks Institute and the non-profit community to introduce the Premiere of the documentary, Duty of the Hour
Michael D. Rose Theatre, University of Memphis, 5:00 pm. This is an invitation-only event.

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