Dr. Jarvis Givens (top) and Dr. Imani Perry, both MMUF PhDs and leading scholars in African-American studies, will serve as back-to-back lecturers at the Bob Moses Speaker Series Conference, a virtual event that explores the ongoing legacy of iconic civil rights activist Bob Moses. The event is jointly sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Cambridge Community Foundation, and Moses' own Algebra Project, and will take place online on April 9th and 10th, 2022. Dr. Givens will speak at 11:30 a.m. on April 10th, followed by Dr. Perry at 2:30 p.m. Other invited speakers include Dr. Cornel West, MIT chancellor Melissa Robles, actor Danny Glover, and journalist Nicholas Lehmann. The conference is open to the public, and registration is free.
Dr. Givens, originally selected as an MMUF fellow at the University of California at Berkeley, is now an assistant professor of education and African/African-American studies at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Dr. Perry, originally an MMUF fellow at Yale University, is now Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.