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UofSC MLK Weekend: Black Women on the Front Lines of Freedom
January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
When: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Where: Karen J. Williams Courtroom
The Honorable Matthew J. Perry Chapter of the National Black Law Student Association will host the screening of a documentary, “I Am Somebody,” which centers on Coretta Scott King and the hospital workers strike in Charleston, SC in 1969. Following the documentary, there will be a panel discussion featuring Jaribu Hill, a judge, human rights attorney and executive director of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights; Gicola Lane, a community advocate, organizer and leader of a non-profit to assist low-income Nashville citizens with bail; and Louise Brown, one of the 12 former nurse assistants that initiated the Charleston Hospital Workers Strike. School of Law graduate Lashawnda Woods-Roberts with the South Carolina Appleseed Justice Center will moderate the panel. The event is free and open to the public.
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