Kenyon will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with our annual Day of Dialogue on Monday, January 18, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. ET. The program highlights King’s legacy and connects it to current issues that affect the campus and the world.

This year’s keynote speaker, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of many well-known books exploring the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges facing our democracy. Glaude’s talk will be based on his New York Times bestseller "Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own."

The program will also include a Q&A session with Glaude and moderated breakout sessions on social activism in culture and politics at the national level and on the campus/local level.

Program Schedule

4 - 4:45 p.m. Introduction by President Sean Decatur and talk by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

4:45 - 5 p.m. Q&A moderated by Nicole Dutton, editor of the Kenyon Review

5 - 5:30 p.m. Breakout sessions:

  • National activism panel moderated by Professors Austin Johnson, Reginald Sanders and Jené Schoenfeld
  • Campus/local activism panel moderated by Professors David Maldonado Rivera, Kimmarie Murphy and Keyana Parks