The University of Tennessee at Martin Annual Civil Rights Conference
Joan and Loki Mulholland will be the keynote speakers at the 20th Anniversary of the The University of Tennessee at Martin Annual Civil Rights Conference. It is one of only two university level annual conferences focusing solely on civil rights. The 2019 keynote speaker was Reverend Dr. William J. Barber III and in the past they have had keynote speakers such as Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers and Kwame Rose of Black Lives Matter.
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a recipient of the 2015 National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award, is a Civil Rights Icon who participated in over 50 sit-ins and demonstrations by the time she was 23 years old. She was a Freedom Rider, participant in the Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-in, the March on Washington, the Meredith March and the Selma to Montgomery March.
Loki Mulholland is an award-winning filmmaker, author, activist and son of Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. An Emmy-winning producer who has received 40 Telly Awards, Loki’s films on race and social justice issues have won 14 Best Documentary awards including the National Black Film Festival for his film on institutional racism, “The Uncomfortable Truth”. His first book, “She Stood For Freedom” was nominated for the 2017 Amelia Bloomer Award. Loki speaks across the country on issues of race and social justice.