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Murder in Mobile – a documentary short film about race, murder, and one family’s search for the truth seventy years later – will debut on January 25.

Please join President Joseph E. Aoun for

A Tribute to the Dream:
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 25, 2019
2–3 p.m.
East Village, 17th floor

We’ll pay homage to the life and values of Dr. King
through the power of film, music, and conversation.

Murder in Mobile
The premiere of a documentary short film
about one family’s untold story of race and justice.

A Dialogue about the Film
Margaret Burnham
University Distinguished Professor of Law

Roderick L. Ireland
Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
and former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Musical Selection
Danielle Ponder, L’11

 

Featuring

  • burnhamMargaret A. Burnham
    Margaret A. Burnham is a University Distinguished Professor of Law and joined the Northeastern University School of Law faculty in 2002. Her fields of expertise are civil and human rights, comparative constitutional rights, and international criminal law. She is the founder of the School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ), which conducts research and supports policy initiatives on anti-civil rights violence in the United States and other miscarriages of justice during the period 1930-1970.
  • irelandRoderick L. Ireland
    Roderick L. Ireland is a Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. He began his legal career in 1969 and was appointed an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court in 1997, becoming the first African-American to sit on that bench in its over three hundred year history. In 2010 he became the Court’s first African-American chief justice. He was a judge for 37 years, and has taught in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice since 1978.
  • ponderDanielle Ponder
    Danielle Ponder is a musician and attorney. A native of Rochester, NY and a Northeastern University School of Law alumna, ’11, she performs internationally with her band Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People. You can learn more about Danielle at danielleponder.com.

Events


January

25

Friday

A Tribute to the Dream: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

East Village, 17th floor event space

2pm – 3pm

Refreshments will be served

January

25

Friday

3rd Annual Multicultural Mixer

Northeastern University Alumni Center
716 Columbus Ave, Boston MA 02120

7pm – 10pm