Night of Ideas

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

March 4, 2023 | 7pm-Midnight

More Justice! Defending Rights, Realizing Dreams



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Villa Albertine, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs are thrilled to present Night of Ideas Atlanta 2023, More Justice! Defending Rights, Realizing Dreams, on March 4, from 7pm to midnight.


In the spirit of the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Night of Ideas Atlanta 2023 will explore how the historical concept of rights opens the present to new political, cultural, and ethical possibilities which echo Dr. King’s dream. This event will mobilize academia, political activism, journalism, civil society, and the arts to inform and inspire one another to face the challenges of the present and the future. The event will feature a collection of talks, conversations, performances, and exhibits from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. It will take place simultaneously in 4 spaces: the Glenn Room, the Main Lobby, March on Washington and Shared Accomplishments.

Participants include CEO of The King Center and global thought leader Dr. Bernice A. King, philosopher Felwine Sarr, artist Sheila Pree Bright, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Jill Savitt, Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall of Spelman College, activist Terence Lester, human rights attorney Julie F. Kay, French activist organization ACLEFEU, and freestyle rap collective Soul Food Cypher.


Night of Ideas is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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