The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Lecture at Hope College will explore “The Face of America is Changing: Are We Ready?” on Monday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The address, which will focus on issues of diversity, social justice and inclusion, will be presented by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.  Moore is founder of The White Privilege Conference, which features national and international experts who speak on issues of diversity, privilege and leadership, and director of diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, New York.

Moore is also an equity and diversity consultant, working with students, parents, community members, city and state employees, and corporate employees throughout the nation on issues of diversity, race relations, community, stereotypes and self-esteem.  His previous work experience includes having served as director of diversity with The Bush School in Seattle, Washington; director of intercultural life at Central College; and as assistant dean of students and director of intercultural life at Cornell College.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in political science at Cornell College, his master’s in educational leadership at Loras College and his doctorate in educational policy and leadership studies at the University of Iowa.

His presentation is sponsored by Herman Miller Inc. and the college’s Office of Multicultural Education and multicultural student organizations, and is taking place as part of the college’s annual Civil Rights Celebration week.  The week, running Thursday-Thursday, Jan. 15-22, this year, honors all persons and groups who have worked toward the advancement of civil rights and social justice, and is organized in conjunction with the national commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The week will include a variety of additional activities for the campus community, including a special “Time to Serve” opportunity for students at multiple community locations on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.