Nontombi Naomi Tutu, race and gender justice activist, human rights activist and daughter of South African social justice advocate Bishop Desmond Tutu, will present the keynote lecture for the 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium in January.

Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Tutu will deliver the traditional address at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 in Hill Auditorium. The keynote lecture is the centerpiece of the annual symposium. It is one of the top national observances honoring King, presenting more than 40 events in January and February.

The symposium theme, selected by the MLK Jr. Symposium Planning Committee, is #WhoWillBeNext — who will be next to suffer from injustice, and who will be next to lead and carry the waters of justice as King and others did during the civil rights era?

The lecture is coordinated by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives under the direction of the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs.

For units to have their events posted, submit information via the MLK Symposium website by 5 p.m. Friday. Event information that is submitted after that will be posted on the website but not in the MLK symposium commemorative booklet.

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