Jan. 20 Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK & Kazi Nazrul Islam: The Spirit of Inclusion
Wednesday, Jan. 20, Noon-1 p.m., Hiebert Lounge
Open to Medical Campus students, faculty and staff
Refreshments will be provided.
Winston E. Langley
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Professor of Political Science and International Relations
University of Massachusetts Boston
Kazi Nazrul Islam is the national poet of Bangladesh. His writings explore themes such as love and freedom. He opposed all bigotry and assailed fanaticism in religion. Many of his works were devoted to the principle of human equality, vigorously assaulting religious extremism and the mistreatment of women, provoking condemnation from Muslim and Hindu fundamentalists.
Professor Langley is the author of “Kazi Nazrul Islam: The Voice of Poetry and the Struggle for Human Wholeness.” He is considered the first Western scholar to study Nazrul and will explore features of the poet’s thinking with that of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This event is brought to you by BUSM Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs in collaboration with the BMC Events Committee, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Office of Diversity, BU School of Public Health and the BMC Minority Recruitment Program.