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PNW MLK Celebration featuring Carol Anderson

January 12, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

On Thursday, January 12 the PNW community is invited to come together to discuss, learn, and reflect on topics related to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy.

Schedule of Events

  • 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Join community leaders and PNW students for breakout sessions focusing on “Racial Inequality in Northwest Indiana” or “Voter Suppression in Northwest Indiana.”  You can join the conversation in-person on PNW’s Hammond and Westville Campuses or register to discuss your preferred topic by Zoom!
  • 3:45 p.m. – we will gather in Alumni Hall in Hammond and the Dworkin Center in Westville to hear a live broadcast from keynote speaker Carol Anderson.

Zoom options are also available for registered guests! Sign up soon to reserve a space.

About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide,” a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

She is also the author of “Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955;” “Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960,” and “One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy,” which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.

Learn More About Carol Anderson

Covers for Carol Anderson's books: "White Rage," "One Person, No Vote," "We Are Not Yet Equal," Bourgeois Radicals" and "Eyes off the Prize"

2023 Sponsors

Learn About Sponsorship Opportunities

Dreamer ($7,500+)

  • Purdue University Northwest Cultural Heritage Celebration Committee

Justice Seeker ($2,500)

  • Horizon

Silence Breaker ($1,000)

  • Shive-Hattery
  • Urban League
  • Visit Michigan City LaPorte


  • PNW Department of Psychology

Service Opportunities

On Monday, January 16 the community is invited to honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day “on” by coming together in service to the communities of Northwest Indiana.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.