The 7th Annual GW SMHS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week Lecture Series

Advancing the Dream: Why We Can't Wait
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ross Hall 117

In the book Why We Can't Wait (1963), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. explained why he opposed the gradualist approach to achieving equity and civil rights. Dr. King said, "This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied." 


Wendy Ellis posing for a portrait

"Confronting Structural Racism: Building the Courage for Change" 

Wendy Ellis, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor in Global Health and the Founding Director of the Center for Community Resilience at the Mi I ken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.