A few photos from MLK Week 2016

The Violence of Hate

Martin Luther King Jr. Week events, organized under the theme, The Violence of Hate, engaged the Bucknell community. Throughout the week participants discussed the seemingly intractable and interrelated problems of violence, hatred and discrimination and to consider the continuing legacy of King in relationship to these issues.

Nyle Fort

Nyle Fort, a pastor and key member of the Ferguson, Mo., protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, was one of the week’s featured guest speakers. Fort spoke to students about the connections between contemporary protest movements, current events and the civil rights strategies of the 1960s.

Jim Lawson

The Rev. James Lawson, a pioneering civil-rights organizer who King once called “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world,” attended a luncheon with Nyle Fort and later addressed a Bucknell audience.

Two generations of civil-rights activists meet as Professor Carmen Gillespie, English, looks on.

"Four Fathers, Four Journeys: Sandy Hook — Violence, Loss and A Way Forward."

One of the week’s most emotionally powerful events was a moderated discussion with four fathers who lost children in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

David Wheeler

David Wheeler, whose son Ben was slain in the Sandy Hook mass shooting, speaks at the "Four Fathers, Four Journeys" event. The fathers candidly discussed topics ranging from nonviolence, social responsibility and mental illness to grief, spirituality and making the world a better place.

It was a packed house.

Students, faculty and staff packed the Bucknell Forum in the Elaine Langone Center for the "Four Fathers, Four Journeys" event.

Bridget Newell

Bridget Newell, associate provost for diversity, looks on during the "Four Fathers, Four Journeys" event.

Jack Levin

Jack Levin, an expert in the study of violence and hate, watches the "Four Fathers, Four Journeys" event with Provost Barbara Altmann. Levin later shared findings from his 25 years of research during a lunch workshop with students, faculty and staff.

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