Friday, January 19, 2018
1200-1330, Turner Auditorium
Details: You are invited to celebrate a legacy of civil rights and social justice at Johns Hopkins’ 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, which will take place Friday, Jan. 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus. The theme is What are You Doing for Others?—which King referred to as “life’s most persistent and urgent question.”
The keynote speaker will be Minnijean Brown Trickey, a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American teenagers who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957 under the protection of federal troops. Brown Trickey will share her memories and reflections of that historic event, which was profiled recently in documentaries. She will also talk about her advocacy for anti-racism and nonviolence, and her community work for social justice.
The commemoration will also feature recognition of the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards recipients for their selfless contributions to assist people in need, and uplifting selections from Unified Voices, a choir comprised of our employees and East Baltimore residents. Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Ronald R. Peterson, president emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Health System; and Redonda G. Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will deliver remarks.
Please plan to attend and bring a colleague. For your convenience, you can also view the program live online or watch an on-demand recording.