Posted on December 10, 2015, BY Matthew Beltz

Update: Nyle Fort's evening lecture will now be a joint appearance with Rev. Jim Lawson, whose Wednesday talk was rescheduled due to weather-related travel issues.  

Nyle Fort, a Movement for Black Lives activist, will hold a lunch conversation and an evening lecture at Bucknell University on Thursday, Jan. 21, as part of activities being held for Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Bucknell.

Fort will engage in a conversation over lunch in the Arches Lounge inside the Elaine Langone Center that focuses on central issues involving the violence of hate, including the practices of protest and non-violence and the way that the Movement for Black Lives intersects with Dr. King's philosophies. He will then deliver a lecture titled "Ferguson, Racism & Violence: The Necessity of Non-Violence" beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the ELC Forum. Both events are open to the public, however an RSVP is required for the lunch conversation.

A 24-year-old Ph.D. student and theologian in the Religion and African-American Studies program at Princeton University, Fort was also a central figure in the Ferguson protests of Michael Brown's death. In these programs, Fort will share his experiences with the Movement for Black Lives in terms of Dr. King's message of the power and necessity of non-violence and love.

Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Bucknell is a week's worth of programming presented by the President's Diversity Council. The theme of this miniseries is The Violence of Hate, and it is intended to engage our community in a conversation about Dr. King's legacy and philosophies, violence, and ways to address this seemingly intractable problem.  

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