27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation

time 7:00 pm

January 21, 2020


“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is the time for vigorous and positive action.” – MLK

Loyola University Maryland cordially invites you to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation and pre-event community reception. The MLK Convocation, featuring Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, is an occasion for Loyola and the Baltimore community to launch the spring semester and the New Year by coming together for shared inquiry into legacies of race and racial justice in America.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020
Andrew White Student Center, McGuire Hall West
7 PM Convocation in Reitz Arena

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, pastor and social justice advocate, will discuss current event issues related to social and racial justice during his lecture, “The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

Since 1993, Barber has served as a pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C., where he focuses on interfaith and multiracial issues. His advocacy for voting rights, healthcare, immigrant rights, public education, and LGBTQ rights has led to rallies in Raleigh, N.C., as well as thousands of nonviolent acts of civil disobedience across the south.

In 2013, Barber founded Repairers of Breach, an organization that strives to build and expand a national movement in moral analysis, articulation, and action.

Additional information about the event can be found at www.loyola.edu/mlk.