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MLK Day Speakers at Rectory

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Phillip Hoose

Guest Speaker 2020
NationalĀ Book Award Winning Author, Musician, Conservationist
Author of Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
and The Race To Save The Lord God Bird

Reyna Grande

Guest Speaker 2019Ā 
American Book Award Recipient
Author of the memoir The Distance Between Us

Thomas/Ortiz Dance

Guest Speaker 2018
"Birmingham to Baltimoreā€Ā 
A dance troupe performance connectingĀ social justice issues
of the 1960s to present day

Reverend Wayne Meisel ā€˜73

Guest Speaker 2017
Member, Presidentā€™s Commission on National and Community Service; Founding President of Bonner Foundation; Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary
Four adults standing

William Kamkwamba

Guest Speaker 2016Ā 
Author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Malawian innovator andĀ engineer

At the Table with Dr. King

Guest Speaker 2015
Bringing the Civil Rights Movement to LifeĀ 
through music, poetry, video, and Dr. Kingā€™s own words

Rohan Murphy

Guest Speaker 2014Ā 
Penn State University Wrestler, Competitive Weightlifter,
American Paralympian, and Motivational Speaker

Grace Akallo

Guest Speaker 2013Ā 
Author of Girl Soldier
Lordā€™s Resistance Army Child Soldier turned Activist

Travis Roy

Guest Speaker 2012
Author of Eleven Seconds
Former Boston University Hockey Player
Founder Travis Roy Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries

Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Guest Speaker 2011
Author of Four Perfect Pebbles
Holocaust Survivor
Sandra and George Groom with Head Frederick Williams

Sandra and George Groom

Guest Speakers 2010
Former Rectory Parents and Faculty
Civil Rights Activists