The College annually embarks upon an intentionally focused series of events in honor of the distinctive legacies of racial justice activists Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year, departments across the College embrace our interconnectedness and seek to encourage and foster racial healing, justice and reconciliation through these initiatives. Our 2022 events have evolved over an incredibly challenging two years of race relations and during the global pandemic, now more than ever we seek to embody the legacies of racial justice through strategies and actions that lead to healing and reconciliation. We continue to focus on challenging anti-Blackness, anti-Semitism and all forms of oppression that perpetuate racial and social inequities.

Along with the events of this week, LITS has collected a range of resources in the MLK/CSK Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation Library Guide, and in the Anti-Racism Library Guide, where you can find further anti-racism readings, an eBook Visual Browse shelf, and a Day of Racial Healing Kanopy playlist.

Upcoming Events

Coretta Scott King speaks at an event, a banner read "feminists" behind her.

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...

1/24 12:30pm
Virtual Event
Portrait of Nikole Hannah Jones sitting on stairs.

This co-sponsored event is a collaboration between Mount Holyoke College, Spelman College and the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human...

1/26 7pm
Virtual Event
Portrait of Sybrina Fulton.

Sybrina Fulton lost her seventeen-year old son, Trayvon Martin and was instantly thrust into the spotlight as a grieving mother whose son's tragic murder...

1/27 7pm
Virtual Event

Throughout the semester, the Teaching & Learning Initiative sponsors a series of discussions focused on pedagogy. Grounded in a concept engaged by Arundhati...

1/28 12:45pm
Virtual Event