On Wednesday, the 7th of December 2022, the Martin Luther King Lecture was held at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. During this engrossing evening, we had inspiring guests, captivating live performances, and powerful words that made us reflect on the necessity of civil disobedience and its inspiring forms in the past and present.
This year the speech was given by journalist and program maker Clarice Gargard. In her speech titled 'Why Resist?', Clarice emphasized the core role of resistance and the importance of self-knowledge and respect for history. She touched upon the global revolutions, the concept of being 'woke,' and the culture of 'canceling, accountability, and calling out,' while reflecting on the path to liberation and transformation.
Former student Maria Toko moderated the lecture and there were performances by singer-songwriter Jhilani Wijsman and the winners of the 2022 Martin Luther King Performance Competition: Soraya Shawki, Uchaindani Watson and Kershawn Rijssel. These performances can also be viewed below.
The Martin Luther King Lecture is an annual event that promotes the ideas of Martin Luther King in order to contribute to a just society. Justice and Peace is organizing this lecture in The Hague together with the Martin Luther King Lecture Foundation and The Lighthouse, The Hague University of Applied Sciences.