A Celebration of Eliot Battle


The Mizzou Alumni Association joins the
MU campus and the community in mourning the
recent passing of alumnus Dr. Eliot Battle.

His legacy will endure.

Columns Ballroom - Second Floor   - Parking in Turner Avenue Garage

5pm -  Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres    |    6pm - Documentary Screening
7pm -  Panel discussion*   |     7:30pm  - Reception

*Featured Panel: 

  Juanamaria Cordones Cook, PhD 
ichael Hicks, BES ‘84
Julie Middleton, BS Ed ’92, EdSp ’92, PhD ‘84
Barbara Williamson, Ph.D.

Please register no later than Friday, June 21st.  Admission is Free.

This documentary follows educator Eliot Battle and the pivotal role he played in
desegregating schools, housing, and the Columbia community. As Eliot facilitated
changes with quiet resolve, he also faced resistance from both the black and white
communities. His calm demeanor and dedicated work within existing institutions
allowed him to bridge the gap between races and change Columbia for the better.

'Battle: Change From Within' has been a feature film at Columbia’s Ragtag Cinema, Kansas City Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, and Offshoot Film Festival in northwest Arkansas.  Awards include the Telly award for Outstanding Documentary and Best Heartland Feature Documentary Award at the Kansas City Film Festival

Questions? Please contact Robert Ross, MAA Affinity Relations Coordinator,
at (800) 372-6822, (573) 882-2451 or 

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