Week Eight :: Aug. 11–18

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Not to Be Forgotten: A Remembrance on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this 50th anniversary year of his assassination we honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What have we forgotten about the messages taught by Dr. King in the 1960s? What did we fail to learn about race in America, at our own peril? Why do current day Americans love to quote from the “early King” and “I Have a Dream,” but steer away from Dr. King’s later understandings about the intersection of race, war and poverty? Let us remember, at this time in our history, in order that we might truly begin to live his dream.  

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2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Hall of Philosophy

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


  • Monday, August 13, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Bryan Stevenson

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    Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing...

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Peniel E. Joseph

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    Dr. Peniel E. Joseph joined the University of Texas at Austin as Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy in the Fall of 2015.  He received a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and at the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Clara Ester

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    Clara Ester was actively engaged in the Civil Rights Movement and personally witnessed the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  As an active worker in the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis, Tennessee, what began as a five-month community survey assignment grew to two years, then to a thirty-nine year relationship...

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Drew Dellinger, Ph.D.

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    Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker, poet, writer, and teacher whose keynotes and poetry performances—which address ecology, justice, cosmology, and interconnectedness—have inspired minds and hearts around the world.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Friday, August 17, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Rev. Dr. Joel Hunter

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    A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, Dr. Joel C. Hunter is a faith community organizer who approaches today’s challenges in a biblical and balanced manner. Cooperation and partnership are hallmarks of his ministry.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy