Coates University Center, West Wing, Suite 104
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
The City of San Antonio MLK Jr. March is the largest March in the nation, with more than 100,000 people in attendance. Trinity has a tradition of having the largest participation of any college or university in San Antonio, with over 325 faculty, staff, students and alumni participating in 2013.
The Commemorative Lecture has for 18 years featured several prominent civil rights leaders and historians and serves as a way in which we remember and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Trinity’s celebration allows the University to celebrate the legacy of MLK not just within the Trinity community, but with the San Antonio community as well. The lecture is a collaboration between the City of San Antonio and Trinity University.
In January 2013, the lecture will feature Boyce Watkins, an author and financial scholar. He is an outspoken critic of social and racial inequality. His presentation will explore the "Five Ways to Bring Dr. King's Dream Back to Life."
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture
Thursday, January 17, 2013
2012 - Ilyasah Shabazz
2011 – Marc Lamont Hill
2010 – Angela Davis
2009 – L. Douglas Wilder
2008 – Nikki Giovanni
2007 – Chuck D
2006 – Randall Kennedy
2005 – Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Rev. Claude Black, & Diane Nash
2004 – Thomas W. Dortch
2003 – Bernice King
2002 – A’ Leila Bundles
2001 – Johnetta Cole
2000 – Derrick Bell
1999 – William H. Gray
1998 – Julian Bond
1997 – Clarence Page
Women’s History Month and Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Lecture
March is Women’s History Month. The University’s celebration includes the pairing of a luncheon with the Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Lecture. 2009 was the inaugural year for the program, bringing together members of the San Antonio and University communities to discuss important concerns facing women. Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers is a generous supporter of innumerable causes both locally and internationally on behalf of a broad array of women and gender issues, and in support of medical research, education, and reproductive rights. A longtime benefactor of Trinity, she has contributed funds, served as a Trustee, and encouraged University programs. Several buildings on campus are named in honor of her parents, including the University’s Marrs McLean Science Center and the Verna McLean Residence Hall. For additional information, go to the Women's Resource Center Web site.
This newly developed program will allow students to travel to a city over spring break and explore social justice issues in that city in the communities. The program guides students through socio-historical cultural areas of the destination city. Students will learn about cultural heritage, history, demographics, and current events, both in sessions before the break and during the immersion. Students will visit community centers, listen to public leaders, and engage with local community members through service. A faculty partner co-leads the trip. Students will gather together for a dinner post-trip to reflect on the experience.