Tickets are available for a speech on social justice by Martin Luther King III in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m.
The speech is the keynote of the Dartmouth 2022 Social Justice Awards and comes 60 years to the day after his father, Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at Dartmouth calling for federal protections of civil rights and voting rights for Black Americans.
Martin Luther King III, the eldest living child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has devoted his life to work in the nonprofit sector, promoting civil rights and global human rights, including serving on the board of directors of the Atlanta-based King Center, and founding Realizing the Dream Inc., an organization devoted to facilitating nonviolence training in the U.S. and around the world.
Following King’s address Monday, five Social Justice Awards will be presented to changemakers who have made outstanding contributions to social justice, peace, civil rights, education, public health, and environmental justice.
King’s address also comes several days before events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association.
King’s keynote address and the Social Justice Awards are co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity, the William Jewett Tucker Center, the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, and the Geisel School of Medicine.
The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. The event will also be livestreamed (RSVP required). Tickets and information on the livestream are available through the Hopkins Center for the Arts.