Otterbein University honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. each year at an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation which features a keynote speaker. Otterbein University promotes individual self-awareness and responsibility to and for the greater society. It encourages faculty, staff, and students to educate themselves and demonstrate humane values, much like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Award for Peace and Justice established in his honor is presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation to members of the Otterbein community who demonstrate the ideals he represented.
Otterbein University honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. each year at an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation which features a keynote speaker. This year's speakers included several speeches & performances by Otterbein Students.
Sarah L. Hickey
This is the program for the annual MLK Convocation at Otterbein University.
Debby Irving brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it.
As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as a classroom teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she struggled to make sense of tensions she could feel but not explain in racially mixed settings.
A series of photographs from the event.