The Courage to Create a Just World
In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (April 16, 1963), the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." As we at Denison University celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s letter and his 83rd birthday, we reflect on how these words continue to resonate with our current struggles for social, economic, and political justice. Considering the passion and persistence of Dr. King’s prophetic work, we ask:
- Do we have the courage to challenge our own privilege and participation in unjust systems?
- Do we have the courage to confront our own complicity in ongoing injustices?
- Do we have the courage to contest the institutional barriers that threaten opportunities for the next generation?
- Do we have the courage to struggle with others to create a just world?
This year, a series of teach-ins have been organized for the Day of Learning on January 21, 2013. To learn more about the teach-ins and register, please click here.
2013 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Planning Committee
Co-Chairs: Erik Farley and Mark Anthony Arceño;
Student Members: Michelle Agunloye, Curtis Edmonds, Michael Ivy, Jasmine Passa and Kiara Sims.
Faculty and Staff Members: Dr. John Jackson, Dr. Toni King, Roger Kosson, LaKeesha Leonard, Molly McGravey, Rev. Mark Orten, Dr. Tina Pierce, Dr. Lyn Robertson, Dr. Ronald Santoni, Virginia Sharkey and Dr. David Woodyard.
Special Assistance Provided by: Joseph Leija, Laurie MacKenzie-Crane and Beth White.