City of Pittsfield to Host "Affirmative Action" Free Public Forum on August 27th
The City of Pittsfield is pleased to host the award winning Civil Rights author, Professor Stewart Burns, in a free public forum entitled “Affirmative Action.” The forum will be held in City Hall, 70 Allen Street, upstairs in the city council chambers, on Tuesday, August 27th, at 4:00pm. After a 45 minute lecture regarding Affirmative Action’s history and policy, a Question and Answer period will follow.
Burns earned his Ph.D. in history and political philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz and has taught at the University of California, Stanford, Antioch University, and Williams College. He currently shares leadership of the Center for Learning in Action at Williams.
Professor Burns has worked for many years in movements for peace and social justice. When he was 14, he attended the historic “March on Washington “ which is commemorating it’s 50 year anniversary this month. He is the author of the award winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “To the Mountaintop”(2004).
For more information call City Hall at 413-499-9340.