2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture
The MLK Jr. Memorial lecture is an annual Wellesley event that pays tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his enormous contribution to advancing civil rights in the United State by leading and inspiring legislative, administrative, behavioral, and attitudinal changes.
The 2019 lecture will be given by Jabari Asim, associate professor of writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College in Boston and executive editor of The Crisis, the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, ideas, and culture. He is the author of six books for adults and nine for children. His most recent works are Only the Strong (2015), A Child's Introduction to African American History (2018), and We Can’t Breathe (2018).
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Jan 28, 12–1:30 PMResponsible Global Leadership and a Path to Rebuilding Global Institutions
A lunchtime dialogue on the future of cooperative global problem solving, with Secretary Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 and Ms. Susana Malcorra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Argentine Republic (2015-2017).Event Date:Thursday, January 28, 2021 -12:00pm to 1:30pm
Apr 14, 6 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture
Join author Beverly Daniel Tatum and Megan Núñez, dean of faculty affairs, for a candid conversation about racial relations in this country, and learn ways to facilitate necessary conversations about race and inclusion among young people.Event Date:Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6:00pm
Jan 28, 7–8 PMWhat’s Next? Democracy After 2020
Wellesley welcomes Danielle Allen for a virtual conversation with President Paula A. Johnson. Allen and Johnson will discuss what comes next for democracy after the 2020 election and the insurrection in the Capitol.Event Date:Thursday, January 28, 2021 -7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mar 2, 4:30 PMAbigail Hall: The War on Drugs and Its Alternatives
This talk explores the economics of illegal drug markets, analyzes why historical and contemporary polices have not functioned as intended, and why said policies often exacerbate the very problems they are intended to correct.Event Date:Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 4:30pm