"I've Been to the Mountaintop": A Teach In Honoring Dr. King's Radical Vision of Justice

Wednesday, April 4 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

McLaren Complex - MC 251

Dr. King delivering his final speech
Dr. King delivering his final speech


10:30–11:45 a.m. | Justice in 2018: Examining the Legacy of Dr. King’s Vision today

Dr. Aysha Hidayatullah, Theology & Religious Studies
Dr. James Taylor, Political Science
Dr. Karishma Desai, International & Multicultural Education

12–1:15 p.m. | toward the north star: building and journeying the path of beloved community

A workshop on understanding nonviolence with Mike Tinoco (teacher, organizer, and nonviolence educator). 

(Lunch will be served)

1:30–2:30 p.m. | Janice Mirikitani: Reflection on Justice & 50 Years of Movements

Reflections from a former SF Poet Laureate and Co-Founder of GLIDE Foundation, Janice Mirikitani, with community response from Noliwze Nondabula of the McCarthy Center.

2:45-4 p.m. | The Fair Housing Act of 1968 & Its Implications Today

John Trasviña, Dean, USF School of Law

Eva Plaza, Attorney, Meyers Nave
Reverend Norman Fong, Executive Director, Chinatown Community Development Center
John Smith, President, Potrero Hill Tenants Association

4–4:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Paul J. Fitzerald, S.J., President, USF


Art dedication and book launch of Today I Gave Myself Permission to Dream: Race and Incarceration in America with readings from contributing authors. RSVP required. 

Presented by

University Council on Diversity & Inclusion, University Council for Jesuit Mission, University Council on Community Engagement


Office of Diversity Engagement & Community Outreach, School of Law, School of Management, Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and The Common Good, University Ministry

Questions? Contact (415)422-2821 or diversity@usfca.edu

Please contact at least five days prior to the event if you are in need of accommodations.