Congressman John Lewis
April 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Free event registration is required.
Our Destinies are Tied Together
The memory and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains alive at Saint Joseph's University. On October 26, 1967, Dr. King addressed a large gathering of students, faculty and community members in Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, now known as Hagan Arena. That event is commemorated with a bronze plaque in the lobby of our famed gymnasium.
Fifty years later, the University is spending the 2017-2018 academic year exploring the ongoing impact of Dr. King's lessons and his call to action through the theme "Our Destinies are Tied Together," drawn from his remarks on our campus.
Dr. King connected the issues of racism, poverty and war and challenged the audience to reflect on where to go from here, a question that continues to resonate today.