MLK Observance Week
2019 MLK DIVERSITY ADDRESS AND DAY OF SERVICE
THE UNITY OF HUMANITY
In honor and celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Center for IDEAs, Multicultural Programming (MP), Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI), and Weppner Center for LEAD and Service-Learning proudly presents the 2019 MLK Diversity Address and Day of Service. This year’s theme is “The Unity of Humanity”, which examines the King Legacy and social justice issues that impact our daily lives.
The 2019 keynote address will be delivered by, Dr. Corey D. B. Walker, a scholar committed to a broad vision of human flourishing and planetary possibility. He critically examines the complexities of religion and philosophy, history and culture, and religion and public life in advancing fresh perspectives on the principles and practices of democracy and beloved community. His scholarship and speaking attracts a broad audience and he serves as commentator for a number of media outlets in the United States and abroad. Dr. Walker is Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond where he teaches in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and collaborates with campus and community partners on research, teaching, and public programming on the University’s recently acquired Wyatt Tee Walker collection. He is also Senior Fellow in Religious Freedom at the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute in Washington, DC. Additionally, Dr. Walker has published broadly on African American religion and philosophy, African American history and culture, and religion and American public life.