Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in partnership with Philander Smith College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to host an educational symposium “Speaking the Truth on Social Issues and Politics in the 21st Century” on Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25, 2009 at Philander Smith College in the Harry R. Kendall Science and Health Mission Center located at One Trudie Kibbe Reed Dr. in Little Rock. There is no fee for the conference, but reservations are required by September 15th. Registration forms are available at www.nps.gov/chsc.

Guest speakers include: Kerry Kennedy, international human rights advocate and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy; Little Rock Nine members Dr. Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls LaNier, and Ernest Green; Max Brantley, Arkansas Times editor; Phillip Baldwin, President and CEO of Southern Bancorp, Inc.; Arkansas state representatives Kathy Webb and Darrin Williams; Ralph Brodie, Central High School Class of 1958; Dr. Creshelle Nash, Medical Director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission; Missouri Senator Maida Coleman; and descendants of Homer Plessy and John Ferguson, principals in the 1896 Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson case; and many others who will further an exchange of ideas related to a number of social and economic issues confronting our nation today.

All day sessions will be held at Philander Smith College in the Harry R. Kendall Science and Health Mission Center. The evening reception on September 25th will be hosted by UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson and will be held in the atrium of the Jack Stephens Center.

Note: Kerry Kennedy’s appearance is made possible by the support of Jefferson National Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

Dates: September 24, 2009 – September 25, 2009

Time: Sat. 8:30 am- 5:00 pm/ Sun. 8:30 am- 8:00 pm

Target Audience: General Audience

Location: Philander Smith College Harry R. Kendall Science and Health Mission Center

One Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
501-374-1957

Contact Info: Phone: 501-374-1957

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Ticket Info: Price: FREE

Phone: Registration required by Septemer 15, 2009. Registration forms are available at www.nps.gov/chsc