NATIONWIDE WEBINAR

With Live ASL Interpretation + Spanish Translation below

Please enjoy the replay of our national webinar where well-known advocates were joined by grassroots organizers who commemoratively read the speech. It was an inspiring program with moderated panel discussion, offering perspectives about the relevance of Dr. King’s speech to peace and justice work today.

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Spanish Translation

THE MODERATOR & PANELISTS

The online live panelists and moderator following the 2021 reading are:

  • Barbara Ransby (Moderator) – Author, Historian, Professor, and Activist (Making All Black Lives Matter, Ella Baker, and the Black Freedom Movement)
  • Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson (Panelist) – Community Organizer and Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center
  • Bill McKibben (Panelist) – Climate Action Leader (350.org) 
  • Dr. Corrine Sanchez (Panelist) – Executive Director, Tewa Women United
  • Medea Benjamin (Panelist) – Political Activist and Co-Founder, Code Pink

Barbara Ransby

Author, Historian, Professor, and Activist (Making All Black Lives Matter), Ella Baker, Black Freedom Movement

ASH-LEE WOODARD HENDERSON

Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center

BILL MCKIBBEN

Climate action leader (350.org)

DR. CORRINE SANCHEZ

Executive Director of Tewa Women United, New Mexico

MEDEA BENJAMIN

Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley and President/Co-Founder of One Fair Wage (OFW)

THE READERS

ALICE WALKER

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer (The Color Purple, Meridian)

BILL T. JONES

Two-time Tony Award winning choreographer, director, Kennedy Center Honoree and National Medal of the Arts recipient

JANE FONDA

Longtime activist and two-time Academy Award winning actress (Coming Home, Klute, They Shoot Horses Don’t They?)

ROSANNE CASH

Four-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter

TANTOO CARDINAL

Actress (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall, Where the Rivers Flow North)

VIET THANH NGUYEN

Pulitzer Prize winner (The Sympathizer, The Committed), Aerol Arnold Chair of English, USC

DR. IBRAM X. KENDI

National Book Award winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

ARLO GUTHRIE

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter (Alice’s Restaurant, City of New Orleans)

GUY DAVIS

Grammy-nominated blues singer and carrying on the legacy of his parents Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

EDWARD JAMES OLMOS

Academy Award nominated actor/director (The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Stand and Deliver)

JODY WILLIAMS

Winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work banning and clearing land mines internationally,

ADEPERO ODUYE

(12 Years a Slave, When They See Us, Pariah, The Big Short)

ANDREW BACEVICH

Historian, retired Army Colonel, West Point graduate, Vietnam veteran, Gold Star father and American Book Award winner

AISLINN PULLEY

Co-founder, Black Lives Matter Chicago

ZOHARAH SIMMONS

SNCC Project Director in Laurel, Mississippi during 1964 Freedom Summer & beyond, Board Member, SNCC Legacy Project

GEORGIA HIRSTY

Greenpeace activist who hung for 40 hours from St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon - to block a Shell Oil ship headed for Arctic oil drilling.

AMBASSADOR NGUYEN PHUONG NGA

Former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations and Deputy Foreign Minister

VICTORIA KIRBY YORK

Deputy Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition

KATHY WAN POVI SANCHEZ

Indigenous black ware potter, activist and Elder from the Tewa Pueblo of San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico

AMBASSADOR TON NU THI NINH

Former Vietnamese Ambassador to the European Union and two-time recipient, French Legion of Honor

SPONSORED BY:

Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee

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SNCC LEGACY PROJECT

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Highlander Center

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National Black Justice Coalition

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ZINN EDUCATION PROJECT

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