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Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation

MLK Convocation 2018,

Roxane Gay to speak at the 25th annual MLK Convocation 

Roxane Gay, a critically acclaimed author, will speak at Loyola University Maryland’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall. 

In her lecture, “Roxane: With One N,” she will discuss social issues as it relates to her ongoing work in feminism, body image, and/or social justice. Gay has authored Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, An Untamed State, and Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. Bad Feminist, her collection of essays that explore modern feminism was named one of the best books of the year by NPR. Copies of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body will be available for purchase.  A book signing will follow the lecture. 

The MLK Convocation, celebrating its 25th year, is an occasion for Loyola and the Baltimore community to launch the spring semester and the New Year by coming together for shared inquiry into legacies of race and racial justice in America. Past speakers have included Octavia Butler, Spike Lee, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. 
Loyola’s office of academic affairs sponsors this annual event. The office of student activities and the student government association are co-sponsoring. 

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve your seats, please use the registration form.
For more information, please call 410-617-2261 or email aad@loyola.edu. Persons with disabilities who may require special services should contact Disability Support Services at 410-617-2062 at least 48 hours prior to the event. Closed captioning provided.