LMU Welcomes Howard Fuller, Melina Abdullah, to Virtual Martin Luther King Day Events

Civil-rights activist Howard Fuller and womanist scholar-activist Melina Abdullah joined virtual Loyola Marymount University events planned to honor the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fuller, who founded the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, offered a keynote address at the Monday, Jan. 18 event sponsored by the LMU School of Education, “Equity in Catholic Education: Are We Living the Legacy?”

Watch Fuller’s address here.

A former superintendent of Milwaukee public schools, Fuller is known nationally for his support for fundamental educational reform and as a champion for the equitable education of African American children. The event coincided with the 10th anniversary of LMU’s Center for Catholic Education.

On Thursday, Jan. 21, Black Student Services and Mission and Ministry welcomed Abdullah as the keynote speaker at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Celebration.

Watch the event here.

Abdullah, professor and former chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements, and she is a leader in the fight for ethnic studies in the K-12 and university systems. Abdullah is a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement in Los Angeles.