Iowa State to celebrate MLK through lecture

Eric Wirth

Thursday is event number three out of four in this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Convocation. 

The keynote speaker for this year’s event, Alisha L. Gordon, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union . 

Gordon is a teacher, writer and activist, and her work delves into how faith and culture meet in society. Gordon looks specifically at spirituality and popular culture in her work.

She earned her master’s in divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and her work has since taken her to some of the tough places on earth. Gordon has worked in marginalized communities across the globe including within the United States. She accredits her drive and willingness to plunge where others can’t or won’t to her thirst for social justice.

Gordon’s work has been in publications such as The Huffington Post and 

In addition to Gordon’s lecture, the Advancing One Community Awards will also be given during the event.