A Journey Toward True Education: Social Justice Conference 2022
On January 17, Indiana University celebrated the 36th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday in the United States. An essential component of the day included the second annual social justice conference titled "A Journey Toward True Education." The conference theme comes from "The Purpose of Education," written by Martin Luther King Jr. and published in the Morehouse campus newspaper, The Maroon Tiger, in 1947. In the article, King argues that education has a utilitarian and moral function, insisting that character and moral development are necessary to give the critical intellect humane purposes. The virtual conference boasted over 1,000 registrants from across the IU system.