2018 MLK Lecture

  • Guest Speaker, Joy-Ann Reid
  • January 10, 2018 at 3 p.m.
  • Student Center Ballroom

It has been 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., yet many of the same interrelated issues, including poverty, racism, and militarism, continue to stand as barriers to “transforming the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

If Dr. King were alive today, how would he view his philosophy of nonviolence during our current struggles for social and interpersonal change? Does nonviolence have a place to be effective in our culture of socioeconomic status, racial and ethnic divisions, and mass shootings?

During Georgia Tech’s Seventh Annual MLK Lecture, “Actualizing the Dream: The Future of Nonviolent Political Protest,” Joy-Ann Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide, will discuss the future of Dr. King’s legacy and vision of a beloved community, achieved through nonviolent principles.

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