The Babson community remembers, reflects upon, and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. This annual event initiates and continues conversations about the realization of King’s vision of justice, equality, and peace in our own community and in the world at large. This year marks the 20th anniversary with the theme A Career of Humanity and the event will include leadership and creativity awards based on that theme. The Babson community, collectively and as individuals, have been invited to engage in service to others, a philosophy that is embedded in our community culture.
This year's keynote speaker, Wes Woodson, is a renowned public speaker, mental health advocate, and published author of the book I Have Anxiety (so what?). Wes is also the founder and chief storyteller of Wes Woodson Enterprises, a mental health education company on a mission to elevate the world's self-esteem. As a Babson alum, Wes has chosen a career of humanity by helping others discover the power of self-acceptance in the face of mental health challenges. Through sharing his own story of learning the art of self-acceptance while living with social anxiety, he empowers others to believe the compassionate truth: I AM ENOUGH.
Visit the MLK website for more events planned as part of MLK Legacy Day, including a ceremony recognizing students and faculty through leadership and creativity awards.
Please arrive early to guarantee a seat in the Carling-Sorenson Theatre. Once capacity has been reached in the Sorenson, attendees will be directed to Winn Auditorium to watch the Livestream of the event.
Please note: no streaming links will be distributed.