Freeman Hrabowski, III, Ph.D., to speak at 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
Loyola University Maryland will hold the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation with Freeman Hrabowski, III, Ph.D., President Emeritus of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall East.
“Looking Back to Look Forward 1964-2024,” will be moderated by Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice and Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola.
The convocation will highlight the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and offer in-depth perspectives on the evolution of voting rights in the United States, the generational impact of Jim and Jane Crow, and the intersections of gender discrimination and racial oppression in higher education.
The convocation is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed.
For more information, please call 410-617-2082 or write to OfficeOfTheCEIO@loyola.edu. Closed captioning will be provided.
About the Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
The Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, celebrating its 31st year, is an occasion for Loyola and the Baltimore communities to launch the spring semester and the new year by coming together for shared inquiry into the issues of social justice, politics, spirituality, and the legacies of race and racial justice in America. The convocation, which is sponsored by Loyola University Maryland’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, is a signature event for the University. Past speakers have included Michelle Alexander, Ibram X. Kendi, Octavia Butler, Spike Lee, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Roxane Gay.