The Center for Intercultural Learning and Community Engagement will host a conversation, “Keeping the Legacy Alive,” on Thursday, March 15, moderated by Sy (“Big Sy”) Huff, Morning Show radio personality on KMOJ Radio, 89.9 FM.

"Big Sy"

"Big Sy"

Students, faculty and staff are invited to engage in the discussion. Hear how Dr. Martin Luther King’s three evils – war, poverty and racism – play a part in today’s society. The event will be held from 11:50 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Anderson Student Center Hearth Room (340). Lunch will be provided; seats are limited.

Email CILCE to confirm a seat.

Following the discussion, two short films will be presented by youth groups from North Minneapolis that are working to improve the quality of life in their community. Concluding the hour will be a student-led discussion on “how far we’ve come” and “how far we need to go.”

King said that the most pressing problem confronting humanity today was “the poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance.” Event organizers believe King’s insights on war, poverty and racism will make for a very interesting convo hour.

Those who are unable to attend the event or wish to have a further discussion with Big Sy are invited to email him with questions, comments or concerns. “Like” Big Sy on Facebook here.