The Social Justice Initiative at UIC invites Honors College students to get actively involved in the FREEDOM DREAMS...FREEDOM NOW Conference that is coming up May 28-May 30 This is a three-day gathering in honor of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer '64 and will include activists, community leaders, students, scholars and artists and UIC faculty and students, and will feature a keynote address by Julian Bond (Co-Found of SNCC and first President of the Southern Poverty Law Center). Check out the full list of speakers here: http://chicagofreedomsummer.org/speakers/
Student volunteers will help prepare for the conference, run it, attend sessions and be included in special pre-conference and post-conference events with the guests and participants. This is a great foundation for a summer Honors Activity or an for beginning work on a related capstone. Act now to get involved. Send an email expressing your interest in the subject and the planned events immediately to Associate Dean Sara Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All the information you need can be found here: http://chicagofreedomsummer.org/freedom-dreams-freedom-now/
If you are not familiar with the history of Freedom Summer, this is a good place to start: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/freedom-summer