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2014 Martin Luther King Winter Convocation

MLK Celebration 2014

Winter Convocation 2014 Video

Watch Susquehanna University celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Winter Convocation 2014.  More »

Jan. 20, 2014
7 p.m.
Degenstein Center Theater

Keynote Address

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Expansive Dream
The Rev. Irene Monroe

Rev. Irene Monroe is an ordained minister, religion columnist, public theologian and motivational speaker. As an African-American feminist theologian, she speaks for a sector of society that is frequently invisible. She is the former coordinator of the African-American Roundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion. A native of Brooklyn, Monroe is a graduate of Wellesley College and Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, and served as a pastor at an African-American church before attending Harvard Divinity School for her doctorate as a Ford Fellow.

As an activist, Monroe has received the Boston Certificate of Recognition for leadership and dedication to Boston’s gay and lesbian community. In 1997, Boston Magazine cited her as one of Boston’s 50 Most Intriguing Women. As a syndicated queer religion columnist, Monroe’s columns appear in 43 states and in the United Kingdom.


President L. Jay Lemons

Musical Performances

Susquehanna University Gospel Choir
Susquhanna University Choir
Susquehanna University faculty members Gail Levinsky, Nina Tober and Ilya Blinov


Divine Discontent
Assistant Professor of English Angelique Nixon

Reflections on Nelson Mandela

Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Glen Retief

Welcome/Closing Remarks

Chaplain Scott M. Kershner

Winter Convocation Image Gallery

Susquehanna Univerity Architecture

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