Thank you to everyone who attended our event on Monday, February 12. Events like this are not possible without our generous benefactors. In the spirit of Martin Luther King III and his commitment to education we hope you will make the same commitment to our students and programs like the one presented by our Justice Studies Institute.
Thank you to our platinum sponsors Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. and Wells Fargo.
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About Martin Luther King III
Civil rights advocate and global humanitarian Martin Luther King III is shepherding the healing of our nation and the world, connecting the important lessons of the past with the critical needs of our future and motivating a new generation of authentic leaders.
As the oldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King III is a thought leader on the world stage, a peacemaker, and a negotiator on some of today’s most critical national and international platforms for social change. Amplifying the work of his father, Mr. King has devoted his life to promoting global human rights and eradicating racism, violence, and poverty — referred to by his father as the “triple evils” and the “scourges of humankind” — on every continent except Antarctica.
Having been arrested in peaceful protests more than a dozen times, Mr. King’s actions show his commitment to serving as an ambassador of social change. “Society has embraced a culture of violence,” he says, “but today’s real leaders must think about how to create a culture of non-violence because our culture cannot sustain itself if we continue to operate this way.” An experienced and respected international statesman who has consulted with many heads of state and governments, his dedication to implementing strategic, nonviolent solutions to stop the rise of social, political, and economic injustice has built his reputation as one of the world’s most passionate advocates for the poor and oppressed.
In August 2021, the 58th anniversary of that same speech, Martin, his wife, Arndrea Waters King, and their daughter, Yolanda Renee King, were the face of a national movement to demand federal action on voting rights legislation – leading marches all across the country, including Washington, DC. In January 2022, building on the powerful slate of grassroots partners, Martin and Arndrea took to the streets of Washington, once again, to call on Congress to act to protect the sacred right to vote, joining with nearly 100 partner organizations and members of the faith-based community.
In his trademark logical approach to problem-solving, Mr. King raises the public discourse on social issues and challenges us all to do better. “If we can live a day in peace, why can’t we live a week in peace? If we can live a week in peace, why can’t we live a month? If we can live a month, why not a year? And if we can achieve a year, why not a lifetime?”