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MLK Commemorative Lecture and Events

Trinity University will honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. with a public lecture and participation in a San Antonio march commemorating the slain civil rights leader.  Trinity University and San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission's annual MLK Jr. Commemorative Lecture will feature Robert Bullard, PhD as the keynote speaker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Laurie Auditorium on the Trinity University campus.

Robert D. Bullard is often described as the “father of environmental justice.” Having served as the Dean of the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School Of Public Affairs from 2011–2016, he is currently Distinguished Professor at Texas Southern University. Bullard obtained his Ph.D. in sociology at Iowa State University. He is co-founder of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Climate Change Consortium, a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and an award-winning author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, and urban land use. Bullard has received numerous awards from the country’s leading environmental organizations. He was the first African American to win the Sierra Club John Muir Award and was named one of “Thirteen Environmental Leaders of the Century” by Newsweek. The lecture is FREE and open to the public. For more information on this lecture, please contact Diversity and Inclusion at 210-999-8059.

Participate in the San Antonio MLK Jr March

The City of San Antonio MLK Jr. March is Monday, Jan. 20. Join the TU community in an annual tradition as we march for equity for all and speak truth to power. Meet at the Bell Center Plaza at 8:30 a.m. to board buses and receive a shirt (while supplies last).  All buses will return to campus at the conclusion of the march and as they fill up. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes.

For more information, contact diversity [at] View the complete list of previous MLK Jr. lectures.

Martin Luther King Jr. Week 2020 Schedule of Events "Our Environment. Our Destiny"

January 20
San Antonio MLK Jr. March, 8:30 a.m. – Bell Center Plaza

January 21
Film & Discussion: "Homeland" 7:00 p.m. – Waxahachie
Snacks provided

January 23
MLK Jr. Commemorative Lecture, 7:30 p.m. – Laurie Auditorium

Previous Lectures

2019- Ijeoma Oluo

2018- Kathleen Neal Cleaver

2017 - Marc Lamont Hill 

2016 - Freeman Hrabowski
2015 - Tim Wise
2014 - Julianne Malveaux
2013 - Boyce Watkins
2012 - Ilyasah Shabazz
2011 - Marc Lamont Hill
2010 - Angela Davis
2009 - L. Douglas Wilder
2008 - Nikki Giovanni
2007 - Chuck D
2006 - Randall Kennedy
2005 - Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Rev. Claude Black, & Diane Nash
2004 - Thomas W. Dortch
2003 - Bernice King
2002 - A' Leila Bundles
2001 - Johnetta Cole
2000 - Derrick Bell
1999 - William H. Gray
1998 - Julian Bond
1997 - Clarence Page