• Catalyst for Change Speaker Series – Dr. Alan Curtis

    Dec 10th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    National Civil Rights Museum
    Dr. Alan Curtis is the 

    co-editor of the Eisenhower Foundation’s Fifty Year Update of the 1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, after its Chair, Otto Kerner, then Governor of Illinois.  The original Commission responded to the urban protests of the nineteen sixties and concluded that American was heading toward “two societies, black and white, separate and unequal.”  The 2018 Fifty Year Update of the Commission concludes that the nation has made relatively little progress in reducing poverty, inequality and racial injustice since 1968.  The Ford Foundation now is providing support for dialogue on the priorities of the Kerner Fiftieth, the need for evidence based policy and the creation of new will among the American people to carry out that policy.

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