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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Month

MLK Convocation 2022

Daughters of the Movement: Activists, Authors, Leaders, and Visionaries

Thursday, January 20 | 2:30 p.m.
Virtual event on Zoom

Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., returns to Providence College to discuss the importance of the Beloved Community and how to achieve it with Professor Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X. They will also share the stories of their iconic mothers, who continued social activism following the assassinations of their partners—a fitting tribute in the year of celebrating 50 years of women at Providence College.

*This program has been changed to a virtual event for the health and safety of participants.

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The Convocation program is a precursor to a month-long celebration of Dr. King and his work towards creating a Beloved Community, which will coincide with Black history month, and will include the presentation of the MLK Vision Award to one or more members of the PC community.

Dr. Bernice A. King

Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is nationally known as an orator, peace advocate, and ordained minister. Serving as chief executive officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Dr. King leads the Nonviolence365™ training initiative, an educational program that promotes the values and principles embodied by her parents. Dr. King is a member of the Georgia bar, a published author, and a trained mediator. She is a graduate of Spelman College and holds both a master of divinity degree and a doctorate of law from Emory University. Providence College is delighted to welcome Dr. King back for her second speaking appearance at the annual MLK Convocation, following her keynote address in 2018.

Professor Ilyasah Shabazz

Professor Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of the late Malcolm X, is an award-winning writer, educator, and producer. Professor Shabazz has authored five historical novels and serves as co-chairperson of the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. In collaboration with the City University of New York’s Office of Academic Affairs, she has created curriculum that promotes higher education in underserved, inner-city communities. She holds a master of science degree in education and human resource development from Fordham University and a bachelor of science degree in biology from New Paltz College. She currently teaches a course titled “Perspectives on Justice in the Africana World” at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Professor Ilyasah Shabazz

MLK Convocation Committee

Nancy Kelley ’05SCE
Office of the President

Dr. Wanda Ingram ’75
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Taiwo Adefiyiju-Monwuba ’14
Office of the Dean of Students

Dr. Christopher Arroyo  
Department of Philosophy  

Maia Bailey
Department of Biology

Tara Baxter  
College Event Management and Planning

Dr. Kendra Brewster
Office of Public and Community Service Studies  

Michaela Campbell ’22

Jordan Cruz
College Event Management and Planning

Judith Daly
Office of Financial Services

Adebimpe Dare
Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

Deirdre Driscoll-Lemoine ’98G  
College Event Management and Planning

Rev. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.
Chaplains Office

Dr. Raymond F. Hain  
Department of Philosophy  

Satoya Isophe ’24

Anna LaFortune ’22

Jill LaPoint
Athletic Administration 

Deborah B. Lopez
Feinstein Institute

Jacqueline Lopez ’22

Stephanie Mireku
Office of Institutional Advancement

Cameron McCauley ’21

Emiliano Moreno ’23

Dr. Rosemary Mugan ’98  
Personal Counseling Center  

Oluwarimidalare Olatunji ’22

Rev. Augustine Reisenauer, O.P.
Department of Theology

Sokeo Ros ’20G
Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Brittney S. Smith ’23

Pamela Tremblay  
Campus Ministry

Margaret Valton
Student Activities and Cultural Programming

Morgan Victor
Department of Information Technology


The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vision Award

Nancy Kelley
Office of the President

Be the Change

Pam Tremblay
Campus Ministry Director for Service Immersion

MLK Candlelight Vigil

Dr. Rosemary Mugan
Personal Counseling Center

Student Celebration

Taiwo Adefiyiju-Monwuba, M.Ed. ’14
Assistant Dean of Students

Humanities Forum

Dr. Raymond F. Hain Associate Professor of Philosophy

MLK Convocation

Deirdre Driscoll-Lemoine ’98G
Associate Vice President, Office of College Event Management and Planning