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MLK Soul Force Panel: Careers Through a Lens of Faith

Satyagraha is sometimes translated from the Indian Gujarati language as “love force” or “truth force”. In what is perhaps a bit of a nod to the African-American pop-culture of the 60s, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said, “we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”

A panel will explore King’s legacy of spirituality and activism.  Panelists will reflect on how their work and/or activism, like that of King’s legacy of activism - for civil rights, labor unions, the poor people’s campaign, and against the Vietnam War -  is centered in, and inspired by, their religious, secular and spiritual purpose and meaning making.

 

Panelists

  • Dr. John Selker, OSU distinguished professor of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Non-Theist, Corvallis Friends Meeting
  • Ann Mbacke,Educator and Peace Advocate,
    Universalist Unitarian Church
  • Rev. J. Walter Hills, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Elizabeth Pakravan, Employment Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, Baha'i Community of Corvallis

 

Wednesday, January 22 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Westminster House , intersection of Monroe and 23rd St. 101 NW 23rd St, Corvallis, OR 97330

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Career Development, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Health and Well-being

Audience

Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni

County

Benton

Tags

MLKCelebration

Cost

FREE

Organization
Career Development Center, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, Office of Institutional Diversity
Contact Name

Jonathan Stoll

Contact Email

jonathan.stoll@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

541-737-0523

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