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For the seventh-consecutive year, the University will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a week-long schedule of special events and programs. This year’s theme is intended to open up critical dialogue around where we are, and where we are going, on the path towards social change and social justice.

Egyptian Activists Inspired by Forgotten Martin Luther King Comic

The Montgomery Story, 1958 Comic

While the world’s political pundits debate the role the United States has played in the historical events presently occurring in Egypt, one activist is crediting a specific American with playing a part in inspiring a generation of Egyptians to take to the streets in a nonviolent protest that has changed the course of their nation. That American is Martin Luther King, Jr., and his message was transmitted by way of a 50-year-old comic book recently translated into Arabic and distributed throughout the Middle East.

Read More: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/02/11/martin-luther-king-comic-egypt/#ixzz1kl8dvFAc

NYU MLK Week 2012: 7 Issues, 7 Leaders, 7 Minutes

NYU MLK Week 2012: 7 Issues, 7 Leaders, 7 Minutes

Thursday, February 9, 7:00-9:00 PM, Kimmel Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium

What is the Future of Diversity in the Media, Arts, Education, Cities, Economy, Immigration and Activism? Find out at the university-wide event during MLK Week at NYU, featuring 7 leaders from various areas speaking for 7 minutes on 7 topic areas surrounding this year’s theme, The Future of Diversity: Here & Now. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Cornel West, Princeton University Professor, philosopher and influential intellectual, who will address the issue of activism; and Dr. Mitchell L. Moss, Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation and Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, who will speak about the issue of cities. We will also be presenting the NYU MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award toAssociate Professor Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, an NYU Alumnus and the Founding Director of NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and co-founder of the Museum of Chinese in America. 

Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP at http://mlkweek2012.eventbrite.com/

Inequality in 2012 by the Numbers

MLK, Jr.

How Far Are We from Making Dr. King’s Dream a Reality? 

(Read the article posted from the Center for American Progress for some disheartening statistics) 

MLK Memorial in Washington, DC.

MLK Memorial

(Photo/ more info found at inhabitat.com).

Official website for the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC.