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Please join President Joseph E. Aoun for two events in celebration of the life and legacy of
Martin Luther King Jr.

A Tribute to the Dream:
The Need for ‘Good Trouble’

January 18, 2021 | 3 p.m. EST


  • Reflections on the late Honorable John Lewis by Congressman James P. McGovern
  • Video featuring the story of Tyreke Gaston, S’22
  • Performance of “Bridge over Troubled Water” by Damian Lee, SSH’23
  • A panel discussion featuring Northeastern faculty Shalanda Baker, Hilary Robinson, and Nicole Aljoe, moderated by Distinguished Professor Ted Landsmark
  • Address by President Joseph E. Aoun

The 51st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

The Arc Toward Justice: Unfinished Business
Co-hosted by St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and Union United Methodist Church in
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Northeastern University

January 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. EST


  • An exploration of the unfinished business of Dr. King’s vision for socioeconomic justice, political action, and civic engagement
  • A tribute from Cleveland Sellers, former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to the late Honorable John Lewis
  • A conversation with Massachusetts elected officials, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey
  • Remarks on the importance of diversity and inclusion by Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun