2012: Defying the Distance

Toward Solidarity with the Disinherited
Defying the Distance

Denison University's 2012 Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was Defying the Distance: Toward Solidarity with the Disinherited.

Our commitment to transforming ourselves through education challenges us to consider our own privileges in relation to people disinherited of theirs. As “autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents and active citizens of a democratic society,” we are called to partner in the pain of the downtrodden and forgotten and to reach out in solidarity with all people yearning for justice and universal freedoms.

The 2012 celebration of the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraged us to question our social position in the world and how it relates to others. Does your liberal arts education at Denison awaken and prepare you to engage with the complex social problems of our time? How do we reduce our distance from issues such as healthcare, homelessness, and hunger? Are you ready to commit yourself to critique and action?

2012 Events