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. Through talks and workshops led by leading advocates for justice, the inspiring series provides members of the RISD community and the larger public with meaningful opportunities for service, reflection and personal development. The MLK Series is sponsored by The Rhode Island School of Design Center for Social Equity and Inclusion and The Office of the President.
"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