Frederick Douglass Power Of Words Festival

Frederick Douglass Festival PosterFrederick Douglass Power of Words - Social Justice and Human Rights Festival 2018 @ UNI


“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”  

- Frederick Douglass

September 18 - 22, 2018 
Location: UNI Rod Library

UNI will host the POWER OF WORDS social justice and human rights festival inside Rod Library honoring the birth and contribution of the premiere American human rights advocate of the nineteenth-century, Mr. Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895).  We invite the UNI community to consider connections between contemporary human rights struggles and Frederick Douglass's work on behalf of nineteenth-century African Americans', women's and immigrants' rights.

The festival of events includes:

  • Dynamic UNI Museum exhibitions
  • UNI student and faculty led presentations, forums, and orations
  • Performance Slam including current topics such as #MeToo Movement, First Generation and Higher Ed., Immigration and DACA, Voter ID Suppression, and the Black Panther movement
  • Human Rights Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Social Justice Art Exhibition

All events will be held inside Rod Library, except for the Performance Slams, which will be held in the Center of Multicultural Education, Maucker Union. This festival is sponsored by College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Rod Library, UNI Museum and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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