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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.



  • 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


Community, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni







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

Jonathan Stoll

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