Events / 2024 MLK, Jr. Week: Film Viewing

2024 MLK, Jr. Week: Film Viewing

Tuesday, January 16 | 4:30 pm – 6 pm
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“Join us for an Evening of Insight and Reflection”

In grade school, we often study Dr. King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his impact extends far beyond in his fight against racial inequalities. In the later years of his life, Dr. King’s ideology evolved into something considered quite radical. He vehemently opposed the Vietnam War, spearheaded the Poor People’s Campaign, and championed the cause of guaranteed income.

Join the Association of Black Biomedical Graduate Students, the Black Postdoc Association, and ODEI for an insightful screening of the documentary “King in the Wilderness.” This documentary delves into the lesser-explored chapters of Dr. King’s life, shedding light on his bold stances and revolutionary ideas.

Following the screening, engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the reduction of Dr. King’s legacy to the civil rights movement. Explore the relevance of his ideologies to today’s social issues and discover how we can actively contribute to realizing the world he envisioned. This event aims to shift the spotlight to Dr. King’s life after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, emphasizing the totality of his enduring legacy.”