The John Carroll community is proud to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Dr. Kenneth Sean Chaplin, assistant Professor of Sociology in the Sociology & Criminology Department, has contributed a piece to the JCU website detailing why his advocacy remains so relevant today.
We have also compiled a list of free, virtual events honoring Dr. King. Additionally, the University’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has supplied several resources on his legacy. Dr. Chaplin’s article, events, and resources can be found here.
All JCU students, faculty, and staff are invited to join our community-wide virtual film discussion in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, during our university “Tower Time” on Wednesday afternoon, January 19th, from 2-3 pm.
Our discussion topic will be the 2018 Emmy-award-winning HBO documentary film “King in the Wilderness,” which follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the volatile last three years of his life, from the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to his assassination in April 1968.
All participants will receive login information to access and watch the film in advance on their own time, and a Zoom link to join us for the meeting on Jan. 19. Click here to register: https://jcu.edu/form/mlk-jr-day-tower-time