DEI Lunch and Learn: “I am not a ceremonial symbol, I am an activist”: The Radical Feminist Legacy of Coretta Scott King and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

Each year, we hold a reflective space to gather and discuss the radical feminist legacy of Coretta Scott King who was often viewed as the partner to her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but rarely known for her own activism. In her own words, she once stated, “I decided I would not go around collecting awards…I am not a ceremonial symbol, I am an activist.” For this lunch and learn, we invite audience participants to engage in dialogue around the radical feminist legacy of Coretta Scott King with a deep understanding of how she engaged in the civil and human rights movements including her staunch advocacy for the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) people.

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This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.

Monday, January 24 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Event Topic

Diversity & Inclusion, Social Justice

Event Audience

Students, Faculty, Alums, General Public, Staff, Graduate Students

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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