More than 48 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark “I Have a Dream” speech that would be heard by millions around the world. On January 27 and February 1, join us to honor a man whose legacy continues to blaze the trail for civil rights.
On January 27, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs on the PLV Campus will host the 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Program from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gottesman Room. Pace Law School Professor and civil rights activist Randolph McLaughlin, JD, will speak on “Silent Friends.” McLaughlin, who began his legal career at the Center for Constitutional Rights and worked side by side with the renowned civil rights attorney William Kunstler fighting for the rights of activists and the communities across the country. While there he was responsible for the management and coordination of important civil rights/civil liberties cases and he pioneered the development of a legal strategy to redress incidents of racially-motivated violence. In the 1980s, he represented five black women who had been attacked by members of the Chattanooga Ku Klux Klan in a major lawsuit, and won them $535,000 in damages. He has been a professor at the Pace Law School since 1988, covering topics including civil procedure, civil rights law, civil rights litigation, and more, and served as director of the Law School’s Social Justice Center.
“I went into teaching in order to expose students to the value and rewards of civil rights practice. While I am a full-time law professor, I also maintain a selective civil rights caseload,” says McLaughlin.
On February 1, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Development and Campus Activities, and the Office of the Provost invite you to The Dream Continues: An Evening with Bernice King from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theater on the NYC Campus.
Born the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Bernice A. King began her oratorical journey when she spoke in her mother’s stead at the United Nations at age 17. King and President Stephen J. Friedman will discuss the importance of social justice and the power of activism in the United States. Following the discussion will be a reception and Q&A session with King. To RSVP, please contact Melanie Robles at (212) 346-1261 or email@example.com.