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Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium

Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium

Organized by the Office of Community & Equity, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium is a campus-wide initiative to honor Dr. King and celebrate his legacy and ideals. The symposium, which started in 2016 and occurs every January on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, aims to bring together a variety of voices and perspectives to foster greater awareness of the role Dr. King has played in the lives of all Americans and to facilitate conversations that move all of us to work toward true justice in our community and the larger global community of which we are a small part.

The symposium has grown over the years, and has at times included students and faculty from Washington-area schools joining Episcopal’s faculty, students, and staff for the workshops and discussions. Visiting speakers have included historians, activists, faith leaders, writers, artists, and musicians. A hallmark of the symposium has been the combination  of all-School programming, which typically features special guests from outside our community, with smaller, more intimate workshops that feature the collegiality, experience, and familiarity of Episcopal adults and the wisdom of their experiences.

Recent Keynote speakers have included author and public theologian Esau McCaulley, poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo, and free speech advocate Zachary Wood.

On January 15-16, 2023, we celebrated the 7th Annual MLK, Jr. Symposium - Courage and the Beloved Community 

Read About Our Recent Symposiums

Meet Our Office

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Louis Smith

    Louis Smith 

    Director of the Office of Community & Equity; Teacher - English
  • Photo of Evan Solís

    Evan Solís 

    Teacher - Spanish; Program Director, Office of Community & Equity