Wed, Jan 17, 2024

6:30 PM – 8 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Roesch Library, Collab Space

300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-0620, United States




This event involves the viewing of the documentary film At the River I Stand followed by a meaningful dialogue moderated by Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, Associate Professor of History at the University of Dayton. At the River I Stand chronicles the pivotal Memphis sanitation workers' strike of 1968 and the soul-chilling assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the city on April 4 that year.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
As a result of attending this event, students will be able to...

  1. analyze, and remember a pivotal moment in history that has shaped our present and future.
  2. discuss diversity, discrimination, and cross-cultural sensitivity.

Space may be limited and admission is not guaranteed. Seats may not be reserved for others as it is first-come-first-serve.

Only those who have registered will be guaranteed access. RSVP will open 48 hours prior to the event. In circumstances where RSVP meets capacity, interested individuals may join the event Wait List to be notified in the event that a seat becomes available.

All participants are asked to wait outside of the room in an orderly and respectful fashion until a facilitator is present and ready for individuals to begin being seated.

The expectation is that all students will consistently employ sound judgment, demonstrate a character of integrity, and maintain a respectful conduct when engaging in AVIATE opportunities. PATH credit will only be issued to those who remain for the duration of the event.

Direct all questions about this event or about issues with missing PATH to the following Event Sponsor(s) (Not AVIATE):

Roesch Library at

The University of Dayton strives to provide equal and easy access to programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations to attend this event are encouraged to contact the LTC's Office of Learning Resources (OLR) in advance with their request in order to ensure adequate processing time. 

Contact OLR by telephone at 937-229-2066 (TTY 937-229-2059 for deaf/hard of hearing) or by email at

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Department of History, Multi-Ethnic Engagement Center (MEC), Roesch Library
Co-hosted with: Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center, University Libraries

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