Embracing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy: Moving from Symbolic to Systemic Change
The public is invited to join Vermont Law and Graduate School in celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the South Royalton campus’ Chase Community Center.
Guest speaker Mia Schultz (she/her), Vermont State Truth and Reconciliation commissioner is a devoted advocate for truth, healing, and reconciliation in Vermont’s diverse communities. Originally from Arizona, Schultz’s transformative journey led her to Bennington, in 2016. Recognized as a human rights champion by both the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Education Association, Schultz currently serves as the Rutland Area NAACP president.
She also made history as the first Black woman to assume the role of chair for the Bennington Democratic Party. Her leadership extends to community organizing, empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds, and addressing systemic issues for positive change.
The discussion is titled: “Embracing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy: Moving from Symbolic to Systemic Change.”
“Mia’s background in addressing human rights issues and her advocacy work in empowering Vermont’s diverse communities is truly inspiring,” Lisa Ryan, associate dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Vermont Law and Graduate School, said. “We are thrilled to welcome her to Vermont Law and Graduate School and hope our Vermont neighbors will join us in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy and working toward systemic change.”
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About Vermont Law and Graduate School: Vermont Law and Graduate School, a private, independent institution, is home to a law school that offers ABA-accredited residential and online hybrid JD programs and a graduate school that offers master’s degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, including programs offered by the Maverick Lloyd School for the Environment, the Center for Justice Reform and other graduate-level programs emphasizing the intersection of environmental justice, social justice and public policy. Both the law and graduate schools strongly feature experiential clinical and fieldwork learning. For more information, visit vermontlaw.edu, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.