Slavery to Freedom An American Odyssey Series: Marley Dias

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 5:00pm
Wharton Center for Performaing Arts Pasant Theatre/Online

The Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom gives members of the mid-Michigan community opportunities to interact with multicultural leaders from education, business, industry, entertainment and government. For 23 years, this series has featured living icons of the American Civil Rights Movement. All Activities are free of charge.

Marley Dias began working as an activist at the age of 11 when she created #1000BlackGirlBooks, collecting over 13,000 children’s books featuring Black girls as the lead character. She is also the author of Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! She was recognized by TIME in 2018 as one of the 24 most influential teens and was named the youngest member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Today, Dias is a student at Harvard University and is the executive producer and host of Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices on Netflix.

The Graduate School is a sponsor of this event.

This event will be hybrid. Register to attend here.