RICHMOND, Indiana – Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual lecture featuring a prominent civil rights lawyer. The event aimed to honor the legacy of Dr. King and raise awareness about pressing civil rights issues in America.
The lecture, held on Monday, January 17, was attended by students, faculty, and community members. It featured attorney Earlham alumna Earmelinda McAllister. McAllister is known for her work in advocating for marginalized communities and fighting for social justice.
During her Zoom lecture, McAllister highlighted the importance of engaging in difficult conversations about race and inequality. She discussed the critical role that lawyers play in dismantling systemic racism and promoting equality under the law.
The virtual lecture also tackled the topic of white supremacy and its pervasive impact on society. McAllister urged attendees to confront and challenge the structures that enable white supremacy, emphasizing the need for collective action to bring about meaningful change.
In addition to her legal career, McAllister shared personal anecdotes and reflected on her time as an Earlham student. She expressed gratitude for the college’s commitment to social justice and credited the institution for shaping her advocacy work.
The virtual lecture served as a reminder of the ongoing fight for civil rights and equality in America. It encouraged participants to honor the principles and values championed by Martin Luther King Jr.
Earlham College’s Zoom lecture on MLK Jr. Day featured civil rights lawyer Earmelinda McAllister. McAllister discussed the importance of confronting racism and white supremacy while advocating for collective action and change. The event aimed to honor Dr. King’s legacy and inspire further progress toward equality.