Rwandan Ambassador to Give MLK Lecture

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Members of the Georgia Tech and Atlanta community are invited to hear Rwandan Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana deliver the Institute’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Lecture on Jan. 15.

Gasana is a Rwandan diplomat and is the current permanent representative of Rwanda to the United Nations.

“Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest assets and priorities, and we’re delighted to have Ambassador Gasana speak at our annual celebration of Dr. King’s legacy,” said Archie Ervin, vice president for Institute Diversity. “It is our hope that events like this one will spark discussion and renew enthusiasm for building the kind of society Dr. King hoped to create.”

The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Those interested in attending should RSVP at  

Faculty, staff, and students are also invited to the following MLK celebration events:

  • Campuswide Student Celebration: Coming Together to Fulfill the Dream
    Jan. 9, 7 p.m.
    This event will feature student speeches, cultural celebrations, and a candlelighting ceremony.
  • Hotel Rwanda Movie Screening
    Jan. 14, 7 p.m.
    This film features the story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed more than 1,000 Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in the African genocide.
  • A Day of Service
    Jan. 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Make a difference with “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” and join Tech’s annual MLK Day of Service. For details on how to volunteer, contact Sarah Perkins.
  • Civil Rights Tour of Memphis, Tenn.
    Feb. 1-2
    Faculty and students will visit key civil rights sites, including the Slave Haven Underground Railroad and the Civil Rights Museum. The trip is limited to 30 faculty members and academic professionals, and 70 students. To register, click here.

For a complete list of events, click here.



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