USF, MLK Club co-sponsoring ‘Future of Civil Rights 2014’

| June 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis (USF) is scheduled to continue its free “Future Of” series in collaboration with Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Club with “The Future of Civil Rights 2014” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 2 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, the former Scottish Rite in downtown Fort Wayne.

The moderated panel discussion will mark 50 years to the day that the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 changed the landscape of race relations in America. Questions from a political and civil rights perspective will be posed, as citizens examine the evolution of social attitudes in regard to race over the past five decades.

USF’s Dr. Thomas Schneider, political science professor, and MLK Club member Dr. Clifford Buttram Jr. will moderate discussion based on questions both developed.

Panelists will be community leaders with interests in civil rights, and community members are urged to attend the discussion, express views and make their voices heard. Dr. John Aden, Dr. Crystal Bush, John Dortch, Dr. Ruby Cain, Larry Lee, Maye Johnson, Geoff Paddock and Jonathan Ray will bring their expertise to bear on the civil rights discussion from the perspectives of government, business, non-profit management, religious institutions and other areas.

The presentation is free, but registration is necessary and can be completed at The USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center is located at 431 W. Berry St., with complimentary parking available across the street.

For additional questions contact Schneider at (260) 399-7700, ext. 8125 or

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curriculum for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. More than 2,400 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

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