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The Tenth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, presented by Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq.

March 8 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Fighting for Transformative Justice in 2023: Reconciling the King legacy with today’s justice fight
Harold C. Smith Presentation Room, Stitzer Welcome Center at Judd Gymnasia

If you are unable to join us in person, you can attend the lecture virtually.

Guest lecturer Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq., president and founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, will look at current justice battles for voting rights, the preservation of our democracy, climate change, women’s reproductive rights and equality, gender justice, and economic justice. In this speech, Arnwine, will discuss the King legacy and how that legacy influences current public policy debates, especially around the issues of racism (white supremacy), materialism, economic equality, and militarism. Recommendations for dismantling white structural racism and patriarchy will be highlighted in this address.

Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues, including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Currently, she also serves as co-chair and facilitator of the National Commission for Voter Justice, the Millennial Votes Matters Convenings, and the Voting Rights Alliance. Her groundbreaking civil rights and human rights advocacy has been honored with many prestigious awards. She is the radio host of Igniting Change and is a regular presence in the national media, and is often quoted in the press. She continues to champion civil rights and racial justice issues nationally and internationally in the areas of housing and lending, women’s rights, especially issues affecting intersectionality and African American women and girls, community development, employment, voting, education, policing restructuring, and environmental justice. 

This event, presented by the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, is free and open to the Springfield College community and the public.

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