On February 10, 1961, the 32-year old Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on the campus of New York University. Dr. King's speech entitled, “The Future of Integration," advocated for civil rights and nonviolent protest for social change. He said, "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
For the seventh-consecutive year, the University will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a week-long schedule of special events and programs. This year’s theme is intended to open up critical dialogue around where we are, and where we are going, on the path towards social change and social justice.
We invite University schools, departments, units, student organizations and alumni to be an integral part of MLK Week 2012. We are looking forward to promoting unique programming that offers the University community opportunities to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, community service today, and The Future of Diversity;:Here & Now.
Contact Laura Fritz (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.