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In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, Temple University will host the Martin Luther King Day Social Justice Dialogues. The dialogues will provide an opportunity for Temple University students, faculty, staff, and community partners to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions on the life and legacy of King. The King Dialogues will take place on Monday, January 17, 2011 from 8am to 1pm in Conwell Hall, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3B. Conwell Hall is located at 1801 N. Broad Street.

As part of this experience video pieces of King’s work and speeches will be shown to establish the foundation for the Dialogues. The King Dialogues will explore the impact of King’s work historically as well as its application to today’s social, political and economic issues. The Dialogues are intended to allow a broad spectrum of participants to share varying, even conflicting, views on King’s life and legacy.

To register for the MLK Dialogues, click here.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 13, 2011


  • 8-8:30am Registration/Check-In/Refreshments - Conwell Hall, Room 3B
  • 8:30-8:40am Welcome
  • 8:40-9am Contextualizing King-Dr. Keith Reeves, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Social and Policy Studies, Swarthmore College
  • 9-9:30am Videos Reflections on the Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 9:45-11:45am Social Justice Dialogues
  • 12-1pm Lunch
Dialogue Categories:
  • Racism and Race Relations
  • Focus on Economic/Class Issues and Poverty
  • Role of Non-Violence and the Anti-War Movement
  • Political/Social Activism and Mobilizing the Masses

Dr. Keith Reeves:

Dr. Keith W. Reeves is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director of the Center for Social and Policy Studies at Swarthmore College. As Director, Dr. Reeves examines the impact of racial politics on electoral behavior and public policy issues. He is author of the highly acclaimed Voting Hopes or Fears?: White Voters, Black Candidates, and Racial Politics in America(Oxford University Press, 1997).

Reeves is also the director of a Swarthmore College initiative whose goal is to revitalize Chester, Pa., Reeves' hometown. Focusing on anti-poverty efforts, public school reform, civic participation and engagement, and community economic development, Reeves works with the college's office of community service learning programs to coordinate specific opportunities for Swarthmore students in Chester and direct research efforts in the areas of felony disenfranchisement and the digital divide.

A 1988 Swarthmore alumnus, Reeves received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1994. After six years at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, he joined Swarthmore's faculty in 1999.