When the Marches End: Are We For Real This Time? (Part Two ) – Jan 28

January 28, 2021

Zoom and Facebook Live

A recording of the event is available on AARC's Facebook here.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium Hallmark program

The University of Pennsylvania's Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Penn's African-American Resource Center, and PHENND are honored to have distinguished scholars and father and daughter Dr. Henry Louis Taylor and Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor join us for the hallmark program for the University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change. They will share their perspectives on past, current and future changes in the movements for social justice, anti-racism, and equity, particularly as they impact BIPOC communities, as part of Penn's annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also co-sponsored by Penn New Student Orientation & Academic Initiatives, the SNF Paideia Program, Civic House, and the Penn LGBT Center.

Jan 28, 2021 05:00-06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please note that Part One is also available for viewing at the following link:


  • Valerie Dorsey Allen, Director, African American Resource Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hillary Kane, Director, Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)
  • Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director and Director of Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

University Welcome

  • Wendell Pritchett, Provost, James S. Riepe Professorship, University of Pennsylvania

Opening/Introduction of Moderator

  • Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and founding Director, Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania                                                                                           


  • Herman Beavers, Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania


  • Henry Louis Taylor, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning, Director, University of Buffalo Center for Urban Studies
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Charles H. McIlwain University Preceptor, Princeton University


Closing Remarks

  • Charles L. Howard, University Chaplain, Vice President for Social Equity and Community

Please note that to participate by Zoom, you must register at the link below; space is limited. The event will also be live on Facebook at: