Jan 6

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation – January 15, 2016  

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Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak

On Friday, January 15, the Brebeuf Jesuit community will gather for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation from 10:20 – 11:30 a.m. in the West Gym.  The convocation, a joint effort of the diversity program and the Black Student Union, recognizes the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and, more importantly, the quest for justice for all within our society that drove Dr. King’s work in the Civil Rights Movement and continues to move others to action today.

The theme for this year’s convocation is “Let Your Voice be Heard,” and members of the Black Student Union will explore that theme through music, prayers, and readings.  The Brebeuf Jesuit Choir will also perform as part of the event.  The keynote speaker for this year’s convocation is the Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, currently serving a joint appointment to Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary as a faculty member and directing the Desmond Tutu Chair for Reconciliation and Global Justice at Christian Theological Seminary.  Dr. Boesak was one of the active leaders of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and is a prolific writer and speaker about issues related human rights, reconciliation, and global social justice.

This year’s convo promises to be a special one, and everyone in the Brebeuf community is invited to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Freezell Brown at fbrown@brebeuf.org.