The 2014 Social Justice Symposium will be held April 1-4, and this year is named in honor of activist and leader Nelson Mandela. Dr. Harry Boyte will deliver the symposium's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m. in Anderson Center Room 112. The lecture serves as the keynote address and is sponsored by the Hanna Chair in Philosophy. In addition to the keynote, there will be cultural events, discussions, documentary viewing, and other interactive programs throughout the week. Please watch for more specifics on these events by reading Inside Hamline or visiting the Hedgeman Center website.
Dr. Harry Boyte is co-director for Center for Democracy Citizenship and senior fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Boyte lives in South Africa for several months each year where he is a visiting professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
The Hedgeman Center Social Justice Symposium offers members of the Hamline community opportunities to learn about social justice issues that affect campus, local, and national communities. While highlighting and celebrating the accomplishments of a prominent social activist, events held during the symposium also examine the histories, commonalities, and intersections between different social justice issues.