Wed, Jan 24, 2024

6:30 PM – 8 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Loyola University Maryland, McGuire Hall East

4501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210, United States




Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, President Emeritus of UMBC, will deliver Loyola University Maryland’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation address on Wednesday, January 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 discussion will focus on the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and will 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.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation, celebrating its 31st 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 the issues of social justice, politics, spirituality, and the legacies of race and racial justice in America.

The convocation is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Messina, and the Karson Institute for Race, Peace, & Social Justice.

The convocation will also be live-streamed via YouTube, and closed captioning will be provided.

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