Trinity University and the City of San Antonio MLK Jr. Commission will welcome Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, as the guest speaker of the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture. Her presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, in Trinity’s Laurie Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and internet yeller. She was named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, and winner of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society.
Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian, among other outlets.
Trinity has honored the memory of King for decades and launched the speaker series in 1994. More than 300 students, staff, and faculty are expected to join other residents of San Antonio in the city's 51st annual MLK Jr. March through the East Side on Monday, Jan. 21. Other activities to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. at Trinity can be found on Trinity’s website.
The lecture will be streamed live on the Tiger Network at live.trinity.edu. For more information on this lecture, please visit Trinity’s events page or contact Trinity’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 210-999-8059.