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30th Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration


Please join us for the 30th Fox Cities Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration hosted by African Heritage, Inc. and Lawrence University Diversity and Intercultural Center.
This event will be online and you must register to attend. Due to contract restrictions, this program will not be live on FB or anywhere else so please register! Register at https://bit.ly/3qVkwUi

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker is Dr. Bettina L. Love. Keynote address: “Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality, & Black Joy”

Dr. Love will discuss how intersectionality and Abolitionist Teaching, creates a space where Black lives matter and sensibilities are nurtured to engage communities in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion, and justice. Her talk will end by calling all of us to engage in critical dialogues about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in our communities. She will challenge us to envision a world built on Black joy, creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.

For entertainment this year, we have a musical performance by “Agitate: A Story Through Song” with Griot B. There is no essay contest this year due to restrictions on teachers and students. However, we will be announcing a book giveaway sponsored by Memorial Presbyterian Church in Appleton and the City of Appleton’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Questions can be emailed to diversitycenter@lawrence.edu