• Aug 17, 2011

Annual Martha’s Vineyard Forum: Heard it through the Grapevine: Race and Media in the 21st Century

  • 11:00 AM
  • Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA

10:00 am – Doors Open

11:00 am – Special Film Screenings

Excerpts from Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, Presumption of Guilt, and Barber of Birmingham

1:00 pm – Tribute to Motown

Honoring Special Guest Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of Motown

Musical tribute to Motown by Lawrence “Larry” Watson

2:00 pm – Race and Media in the 21st Century

Hosted and moderated by Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Charles M. Blow, The New York Times
  • Professor Anita Hill, Brandeis University
  • Gwen Ifill, Washington Week & The NewsHour
  • Professor Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School
  • Professor Glenn Loury, Brown University
  • Howard Manly, The Bay State Banner
  • Dr. Tiffany Manuel, The FrameWorks Institute
  • Dean Mark McPhail, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
  • Professor Elizabeth Mehren, Boston University
  • Tim Wise, anti-racist activist and writer

4:30 pm – Book Signings

This event is free and open to the public.

Musical Tribute to Motown

Berry Gordy Speech

Panel 1

Panel 2