Dear Fellow Community Members,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that “life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” At Illinois Tech, I believe that we are called to answer that question by living up to our founding purpose to serve as an engine of opportunity for all. One way we can learn how to make a difference is by listening to, and learning from, the wisdom of people who have helped make the world a better place.
As a part of the university’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day programming, I invite you to one such conversation that is taking place virtually on Friday, January 14, from 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Our university is proud to host “Lessons from Little Rock ,” a virtual discussion with Terrence Roberts, Ph.D., who, along with Illinois Tech alumna Gloria Ray Karlmark, was a member of the Little Rock Nine that integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. This discussion, organized by the Illinois Tech Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs, is being held in partnership with the Museum of Tolerance and Organic Oneness. I hope you will join us for this conversation with Roberts so that we may seek to leverage the lessons from his first-hand experience on the forefront of the modern civil rights movement. To attend, please register online.
Thank you for honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and for contributing to a more inclusive and equitable campus, community, and world.
President, Illinois Institute of Technology
Provost, Illinois Institute of Technology