As the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination approaches, his life and legacy are as relevant as ever. What can be learned from exploring the events that brought King to Memphis in the spring of 1968? What progress has been made in the advancement of human rights in this nation? What work remains to be done to realize his "dream"? This four-hour workshop will use a variety of multimedia resources to address these questions and more.
In this workshop you will:
Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that examine this history through a critical lens
Explore themes of identity, membership, and history in order to better understand the connection between past and present
The workshop is open to the community, and is especially relevant for staff and volunteers working with community organizations that work directly with youth.