athenaeum_small_buttonThe Winona State University Athenaeum Series will host the panel discussion “What Do Civil Rights Look Like in the Early 21st Century?” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, on the second floor of the Darrell W. Krueger Library.

The panel will discuss numerous ongoing civil rights issues in the U.S., including issues related to “stop and frisk” policing behavior and the recent Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act.  The panel will include WSU Office of Inclusion and Diversity Director Alex Hines, Activist and Veteran of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement Joe Morse, WSU History Department Professor John Campbell, and WSU History Department Associate Professor Tomas Tolvaisas.

The panel members will lead a June travel study course on the Civil Rights movement, traveling to Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

All WSU Athenaeum Series events are free and open to the public.

The Athenaeum hosts events that explore and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region through lectures, readings, performances, discussions and other events. By bringing together scholars, performers, students and community members for intellectual discussion and the sharing of cultural experiences, the Athenaeum reflects the importance the University places on the humanities, the arts and the sciences.

For more information about the Athenaeum Series or event descriptions, call Allison Quam at 507-457-2644, email or visit