Up, Up, Up with Education, Down, Down, Down with Segregation!Monday, April 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
Dr. Pamela Voekel, University of Georgia Department of History
Graniteville Room, Thomas Cooper Library
The History Center and the College of Education invite you to the seminar “Up, Up, Up with Education, Down, Down, Down with Segregation!” on Monday, April 14, from 3-5 in the Graniteville Room at Thomas Cooper Library. Prof. Pamela Voekel, a historian of Latin American history at the University of Georgia, and a group of her students will talk about their involvement with Freedom University as part of the “Embracing Change, Fulfilling the Dream” events marking the 50th commemoration of USC desegregation.
Founded in 2011, Freedom University is a volunteer-driven organization that provides rigorous, college-level instruction to all academically qualified students regardless of their immigration status. “Our faculty are fully committed to providing our students with college courses equivalent to those taught at the state’s most selective universities,” notes its mission statement. “We believe that all Georgians have an equal right to a quality education. Separate and unequal access to higher education contravenes this country’s most cherished principles of equality and justice for all.”
Refreshments will be available at this event.
A promotional flyer is attached.