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2022 Teach the Speech

January 11, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Each year, as part of the MLK: Let Freedom Ring! Initiative, Georgetown University hosts Teach the Speech as a space for students, faculty, and staff to reflect on a speech by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For 2022, Teach the Speech invited the Georgetown community to focus on Dr. King’s 1963 speech “I Have a Dream,” as part of a virtual teach-in. The teach-in featured keynotes from Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan and Neonu Jewell (L’04), a critical race theory research fellow at the African American Policy Forum. Members of the Georgetown community were then invited to dialogue with the keynote speakers in the latter half of the program.

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Teach the Speech was co-hosted by the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ), the Doyle Engaging Difference Program, and the Division of Student Affairs.


January 11, 2021

Community Gathering with Music
11:30 am EST

12:00 pm EST
Dr. Ryann Craig, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Student Reflection
Veronica Williams (C’23)

Mini-Keynote #1
Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Senate of Virginia

Mini-Keynote #2
Neonu Jewell (L’04), African American Policy Forum

1:00 pm EST
Neonu Jewell (L’04), African American Policy Forum
Sen. Jennifer McClellan, Senate of Virginia
Ijeoma Njaka (G’19), Red House; Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (facilitator)
Veronica Williams (C’23)

1:40 pm EST
Maya Williams, Office of Student Equity and Inclusion

Other Participants