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2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Social Justice through Diverse Lenses

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join the Black Graduate Student Organization for the upcoming virtual 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Social Justice through Diverse Lenses on January 14, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Each of us in our own ways, whether through the lens of education, STEM to mass communication have the potential to lead, become agents of change, and continue to carry on the dream Dr. King spoke of almost 60 years ago. To help convey this message, we will be hosting a panel discussion followed by a keynote speech that will highlight UF faculty members that embody fostering social justice, advocacy, and activism in their respective fields:

  • Delia Steverson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of African American Literature, Department of English
  • Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome, Ph.D., Lecturer | Engineering Education Department and Special Assistant to the Dean | Division of Graduate Student Affairs
  • Natasha Maynard-Pemba, Ph.D., Associate Director, Training Director, Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Associate Professor, Counseling and Wellness Center
  • Travis Smith, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Student Personnel in Higher Education, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
  • Sharon Wright Austin, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
  • Porchia Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Museum Studies, School of Art + Art History

This night will be a time to connect with students, faculty, and staff across the university to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and to explore ways of how we can all play an individual role in creating a more just and equitable society by utilizing our strengths, skills, and areas of passion.



January 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


University of Florida Black Graduate Student Organization