Public Engagement

General Public

Words of Change: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The New School

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

On February 6, 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech at The New School entitled The Summer of Our Discontent. To honor this, The New School and Project1voice invite you to Words of Change: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the New School. The event will focus on the text and themes from his speech that bear a striking similarity to modern-day events, and utilize the six artistic disciplines - music, theater, dance, film, photography and visual art to memorialize Dr. King and his legacy of hope and inspiration. The event is being held on the anniversary of King's death and will begin at the precise time of Dr. King’s assassination, 6:01pm.

5:30pm-9:00pm - Includes program performances, conversation, and reception.

This event is co-sponsored by The Executive's Dean's Office of the Schools of Public Engagement, The Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students, The Social Justice Initiative, Global Studies, and Urban Studies at The New School in collaboration with Project1VOICE.

This event is part of the Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change.

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Nth Degree


Schools of Public Engagement, Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students


History, Social Justice, Race and Ethnicity


Free; registration is required at the top right button

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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.