Each academic year, the RISD community works together to organize and host a series of special events honoring the life and vast contributions made by Martin Luther King, Jr. in creating a more just and democratic society. The annual series includes lectures, programs and workshops designed to provide RISD and the local community with meaningful moments of service, reflection, self-development, inspiration and celebration. This collection includes print materials advertising the events as well as video of the powerful keynote presentations delivered 2013 to present.
"A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.” - Marian Wright Edelman, MLK Keynote 2014