Indiana University’s 2023 Annual Social Justice Conference
“The Audacity to Believe in Dignity, Equity, and Freedom”
On Monday, January 16, 2023, Indiana University will celebrate the 37th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday in the United States. An essential component of the day includes the third annual social justice conference titled "The Audacity to Believe in Dignity, Equity, and Freedom.”
The conference theme comes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace acceptance speech. In his remarks, Dr. King says, “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education, and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up.” As we honor and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, these words written by him decades ago continue to bring faith and hope that racial and social justice can and will be achieved.