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Framing a Cultural Ideal: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

October 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Framing a Cultural Ideal: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial 

Dr. James Chaffers, FAIA, M.Arch.’69, D.Arch.’71, and Dr. Ed Jackson Jr., D.Arch.’93, will participate in a panel discussion, ‘Framing a Cultural Ideal,’ focused on the inception, design, and construction of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. – which will be officially dedicated October 16, 2011. The panel will focus on the challenges and opportunities in translating social, ethical, and visual ideals into architectural and landscape space.

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Penny Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Panelists:

  • James Chaffers, FAIA, M.Arch.’69, D.Arch.’71, Taubman College Professor Emeritus of Architecture
  • Kelly Quinn, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Miami University, Ohio
  • Angela Dillard, University of Michigan Residential College Director and Professor
  • Ed Jackson Jr., D.Arch.’93, President ArchD Consulting Ltd., Executive Architect for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation
  • Jon Onye Lockard, Artist, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies-University of Michigan, Emeritus Professor of Art and Humanities Washtenaw-Community College
  • Milton S. F. Curry (Moderator), Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Architecture

Awards Presentations

Dr. Chaffers’ and Dr. Jackson’s work on the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is symbolic of their lifetime commitment towards a world that embraces intellectual diversity as well as racial diversity and social justice. The 2011 honorees have used their lifetime of work in the realms of academia and professional practice to enlarge upon the conversations begun by other African-Americans and Americans who were effective in translating the civil rights movement into a set of coherent intellectual ideals that continue to frame contemporary debates on race, culture, and social theory.

Reception immediately following panel discussion and awards presentations
Location: Stamps Auditorium Lobby

Friday events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

We gratefully acknowledge support for this event from the University of Michigan’s Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives at the University of Michigan, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Details

Date:
October 28, 2011
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm