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PAST EVENTS​

Event Themes, Speakers, and Awards

2013: Race and the Persistence of Social Inequality in Contemporary AmericaTa-Nehisi Coates

2012: The Quest for Equality: Empathy and Global Justice in a Divided WorldRinku Sen

2011: Sustaining King’s Legacy: Social Justice through a Green EconomyVan Jones

2010: American Culture and the Pursuit of Justice in a Global SocietyPatricia Williams

2009: The New Activism: Power, Global Citizenship, and the Path to EqualityKevin Powell

2008: Freedom and Self-Determination in the Global EraJohn Edgar Wideman

2007: Economic Disparity and Race: A Necessary RedressNaomi Tutu

2006: 50 Years After Montgomery: Is the Dream Deferred, Diluted, or Fulfilled?Juan Williams

2005: Micro-lending: Banker to the PoorMuhammad Yunis

2004: First Annual MLK Legacy DayJulianne Malveaux

Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award: Past Winners

2013
Amir Reza, Vice Provost, International & Multicultural Education
Origins of Necessary Equality (ONE) Tower

2012
Elizabeth Goldberg, Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities
Rayshawn Whitford ’12

2011
Eliana Crosina, Director, Alumni and Friends Network and Service Programs
Miles Masci M’11

2010
Burl Hash, Director, Sorenson Center for the Arts
Winfred Fields ’12

2009
Mary Pinard, Associate Professor of English, Arts & Humanities
Monica Johnson M’09

2008
Chris Kandus, Assistant Dean, Campus Life
Sarah English ’08, President, Black Student Union

2007
Toni Blackwell, Associate Dean and Director, Student Diversity Programming
Asad Rahim ’07

2006
Brent Damrow, Associate Dean & Director, Academic Services
Kit Yan ’06

2005
Melissa Shaak, Director, Student Financial Services and Associate Dean, Undergraduate School
Soriah Anvary ’05

2004
Richard Bliss, Associate Professor of Finance

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest: Past Winners

2013
Kadia Tubman ’13

2012
First Place: Christian Lewis ’13
Second Place: Kate Anderson ’14

2011
First Place: Kadia Tubman ’13
Second Place: Nohely Artega ’11

2010
First Place: Kadia Tubman ’13
Second Place: Robin Lee Allen ’11  

2009
First Place: Rayshawn Whitford ’12
Second Place: Aaron Hartman ’09  

2008
First Place: Sarah English ’08
Second Place: Sterling Charles ’08
Third Place: Tommy Wenzlau ’10

2007
First Place: Sarah English ’08
Second Place: Asad Rahim ’07  

2006
Alvin Wade ’07
Maxwell Owen ’09

2005
Anand Dholakia M’05
Barbara Wong ’05

2004
Jason Bedrick ’05
Jason Clinkscales ’04

Martin Luther King Jr. Creativity Contest: Past Winners

2013
First Place: Juan Martinez ’15
Second Place: Manuel Paredes ’14  

2012
First Place: Ali Khan ’14
Second Place: Cathy Bao ’12  

2011
First Place: Marie Pierre ’12
Second Place: Mercedes Encarnation-Mandes ’12  

2010
First Place: Mona Gimenez ’11
Second Place: Jamaal Eversley ’10  

2009
Tied for First Place:
Marie Pierre ’12 and Brandon Lane ’10  

2008
First Place: Obenewaa Boakye ’11
Second Place: Shaina Silva ’08