Hooks Calendar of Events: 2009

DECEMBER 2009

December 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, 7:00pm. Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis, TN


NOVEMBER 2009

November 4

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

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theatre, 6:00pm
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.


November 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." 8:00am


OCTOBER 2009

October 6

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

Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, 2237 Rayburn House Office Building, 2nd Floor, 5:00pm
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.


JULY 2009

July 27

Multicultural Memphis Breakfast: Celebrating Communities of Faith

University of Memphis, Holiday Inn Ballroom, 8:00am
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.


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


APRIL 2009

April 3-4

The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in Contemporary America

Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Keynote Address
University of Memphis campus


April 2

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

WKNO- Television (Memphis, TN) at 9:30pm (repeating the following morning at 2:30am)


MARCH 2009

March 5-9

Common Cents: A Personal Money Management Workshop

5:45pm–6:45pm
Please contact the Hooks Institute for classroom locations at the University of Memphis


FEBRUARY 2009

February 25

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

WKNO-2 (Memphis, TN) at 9:30pm


February 24

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

WKNO- Television (Memphis, TN) at 9:30pm (repeating the following morning at 2:30am)


February 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.


February 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).


JANUARY 2009

January 22

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

WKNO- Television (Memphis, TN) at 8:30pm


January 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.)


January 1

The University Of Memphis Celebrates Kwanzaa

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