Geauga/Twinsburg – Join us for a university and community-wide celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Kent State University Geauga and the Twinsburg Academic Center will virtually present A Time to Break the Silence: From Martin Luther King to Black Lives Matter on Thursday, January 28, from noon – 2:00 p.m.
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech entitled, “A Time to Break Silence,” criticizing the United States on the Vietnam War and the continued injustices at home. He called for the nation to “rapidly shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented” society. The fight for freedom and equity has made tremendous steps forward since 1967. And there is more work to be done.
As we celebrate the life of Dr. King, his call to break the silence continues to resonate in 2021 with the rallying cry for Black Lives Matter. On January 28 at noon, join Professor Evan Wade from San Joaquin Delta College and Professor Brittney Yancy from Goodwin University for a critical conversation honoring Dr. King’s lasting impact and the current struggle for fairness, equity, and justice.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the Microsoft Teams link in order to join the event on January 28. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-time-to-break-the-silence-from-martin-luther-king-to-black-lives-matter-tickets-136034752607 to register.