Gandhi-King Conference coming October 21-23

By Jacob Flowers

The 2011 Gandhi-King Conference will occur at Christian Brothers University on October 21-23. This year’s conference is being co-presented by the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, in hopes of drawing an even larger national audience.

We are very excited to begin the conference weekend Thursday evening with a concert by political singer/songwriter David Rovics. Rovics has been called “the musical version of Democracy Now!” by the show’s host, Amy Goodman. While David tours across the country and around the world, he’s never played in Memphis. We are thrilled to bring his songs and ideas to our community. Check the conference website,, to get details on the concert location and time.

We’re also thrilled to bring some of the highest caliber speakers to Memphis to date. Nipun Mehta and Pancho Ramos-Stierle will open the conference at 11am on Friday, October 21 with an address to both the youth conference and regular attendees. Dr. Clayborne Carson from the King Center at Stanford will address the conference Friday evening, followed by a viewing of the film Little Town of Bethlehem and a discussion with the director. David Bacon opens the conference Saturday morning, and we are thrilled to be offering simultaneous Spanish translation for Dolores Huerta’s address Saturday afternoon.

If you would like to purchase exhibit space at the conference, are interested in being a sponsor, or would like to place an ad in the program booklet, please email And if you haven’t already, please register now for the conference at We look forward to seeing you at GKC!


Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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