Michael Eric Dyson to speak in Wait Chapel on Jan. 22

Michael Eric Dyson

This is a guest post from the Intercultural Center:

Each year, Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State University collaborate to host a major celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, Jan. 22, one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will present the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University. A book signing will occur immediately after. The event is free and open to the public, but will be ticketed (available in December). Click the link for more information on Dr. Dyson.

Earlier in the evening, Winston-Salem State University will host an invitation-only banquet where students and faculty/staff from both Winston-Salem State and Wake Forest will receive the “Building the Dream” award in recognition of their efforts toward improving social justice and building community.

Building the Dream Award:

Annually, we award the “Building the Dream” award to one professor or administrator and one student from each respective university.  This award will be given to a person who embodies the qualities Dr. King epitomized and actively exercises these qualities in their community (on and off campus).  You can read about last year’s winners here.

If you know someone who would be a great candidate for the “Building the Dream” award, complete the brief nomination form. Please have all nominations submitted by Friday, December 1, 2017.  

For more information on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joint celebration, contact the Wake Forest Intercultural Center at 336-758-5864, or Winston-Salem State University Student Activities and Engagement at 336-750-3351.