The University’s annual MLK luncheon and keynote lecture, occurring Wednesday, February 1, which will feature poet and civil rights activist Nikki Giovanni. Giovanni has spent her life as a voice for civil rights and equality — issues that resonate with members of the Loyola community who take the University’s mission to heart. In her appearances at Loyola, Giovanni will share her captivating stories and inspire individuals in the audience to embark on their own path toward making a difference.
The MLK luncheon runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Kasbeer Hall at 25 E. Pearson on the Water Tower Campus. Giovanni’s keynote address will occur later that same evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the 4th floor of the Klarchek Information Commons at the Lake Shore Campus. Tickets are not required for either event, but space is limited so attendees are advised to arrive early.