In 2016, the President's Diversity Council presented a mini-series for Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Week intended to engage our community in a conversation about Dr. King's legacy and philosophies and the intractable and interrelated problems of violence, racism and hatred.

"The Violence of Hate" theme was chosen in response to the growing frequency of violent events in our country. The week included lectures, discussions and workshops as well as a day of service, a screening of A Force More Powerful: Nashville, We Were Warriors, the annual Beloved Community Dinner and "A Service for Peace and Justice" at Rooke Chapel.