Annual IU Social Justice Conference includes local programming open to the public
For the third year, Indiana University will host its annual Social Justice Conference to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2023. The theme of the conference is "The Audacity to Believe in Dignity, Equity, and Freedom,” taken from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.
The IU Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs will contribute to the conference with a session entitled, "The Path to the Creation of the MLK Jr. Holiday: A Conversation with the Katie Hall Foundation."
This session will include a conversation with Junifer Hall as she discusses the work of her late mother Rep. Katie Hall, who was widely credited with sponsoring legislation to make Dr. King’s birthday a national holiday. (Noon CT | Virtual | January 16)
Additional Events Honoring Dr. King
January & February 2023
Display Cases: Dr. King & NWI
Library Conference Center, foyer
View artifacts curated by the Calumet Regional Archives remembering Dr. King through a local lens.
January 11 • 1 p.m.
Human Trafficking Awareness
Hawthorn Hall, room 200
Learn how to identify possible victims of trafficking and what you can do to report it.
January 19 • 6:30 p.m.
Being Black The Play-The Life
Attend a free theatrical production of Being Black by Vernon Williams, which will confront some of the most direct issues facing Black life and culture.
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January 25 • 1 p.m.
Discussion: National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Join a panel discussion with representatives from the Human Trafficking Task Force, Department of Homeland Security, and local law enforcement. Hosted by the Criminal Justice Student Association