Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
Denise Taliaferro Baszile spoke at the MLK Convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. in Cowan Hall.
Ms. Baszile is the Director of Diversity Initiatives in the Division of Education, Health and Society at Miami University and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, where she teaches courses on curriculum theory, critical race theory, critical media literacy, and African American education. Her research interests are in the historical, political and philosophical foundations of race and its relationship to education. She is also well known for her creative endeavors, as she has a talent for turning her theoretical work into engaging performances that invite both academic and nonacademic audiences alike into critical conversations about justice. Her most important work, however, is reflected in her commitment to engaging college students in the arduous work of reclaiming education as a community project, particularly in struggling urban communities.
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Justice Awards
Nominations were accepted through January 11 for the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace and Justice Awards. Otterbein University promotes individual self-awareness and responsibility to and for the greater society. It encourages faculty, staff, and students to educate themselves and demonstrate humane values, much like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Award for Peace and Justice established in his honor is presented annually at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation to members of the Otterbein community who demonstrate the ideals he represented.
Learn more about the award.