Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Professor at Miami University of Ohio, will be the featured speaker at the January 11 Racial Justice and Unity Forum.

“The purpose of justice is the appearance of unity among men.”

— Bahá’u’lláh

Dr. Gwen Etter-Lewis, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) professor of English, Linguistics, Black World Studies and Women’s Studies, will be the featured speaker at the January 11, 2021 session of the Racial Justice and Unity Forum, sponsored by the Regional Bahá’í Council of the Midwestern States.

Dr. Etter-Lewis is co-founder and director of Project R.E.A.C.H., a college-readiness program for under-served high school students in the greater Cincinnati area. She co-authored two publications and is author of My Soul Is My Own: Oral Narratives of African-American Women in the Professions.

In 1986, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed nationally for the first time. Since then, every year on the third Monday in January, Bahá’ís in hundreds of communities around the country help to organize, host and support commemorations of Dr. King’s life and legacy. Dr. King’s vision of race unity echoes the Bahá’í principle of the oneness of manknd. Gwen’s talk will focus on the Bahá’í blueprint for the establishment of race unity and the ways we can make Dr. King’s dream a reality.

Please register for this event and plan to invite friends who are interested in issues of racial justice.

Please use the links below to register. Share the guest registration link and the flyer with guests. This session of the forum will begin with a large group presentation followed by small group “fireside” sessions. If you and your guests fill out registration forms, then you will be placed in the same fireside room as your guests.

For more information about this event, please contact secretariat@rbcmws.org.