2018 Martin Luther King Day event
- Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 5:15pm to 8:30pm
- Emerson Cultural Center, Crawford Theater
The Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons (DISC) and community partners will present a Martin Luther King Day event on Tuesday, January 16th. Eric Ward, a long time civil rights strategist and Executive Director of the Western States Center, will give a talk titled "Skin in the Game: Anti-Semitism and the Heart of White Nationalism." This conversation will be followed by community activist interviews by Judith Heilman and Rabbi Ed Stafman. All events are free, open to the public, and will take place at the Emerson's Crawford Theater.
7:15 Screening of "Oklahoma City" documentary
Sponsors: Montana Human Rights Network, The Montana Racial Equity Project, Congregation Beth Shalom, MSU Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons, St. James Episcopal, Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association
A long time civil rights strategist, Eric Ward is the incoming Executive Director at Western States Center. He has worked extensively in community, regional, and national organizing, as well as in philanthropy. From 2011-2017, Eric served as a Ford Foundation Program Officer for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice, and as a Program Executive for The Atlantic Philanthropies, U.S. Reconciliation and Human Rights Programme. Eric began his civil rights career at a time when the White nationalist movement was engaged in violent paramilitary activity that sought to undermine democratic governance.