Lecture to address Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ speech in today’s society

Dawn Rosemond, Huntington UniversityHUNTINGTON, Ind. Nearly 50 years later, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech is still pertinent to a new generation. At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 16, Dawn Rosemond will address its continued relevance and the collective continued responsibility of today's society. Her address will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Rosemond is a partner in the Fort Wayne office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP where she serves as the administrator of the Litigation Department. She is an Indiana Torchbearer Award recipient, has been named one of the most influential African Americans in Northeast Indiana by INK Magazine, has been listed in Indiana Super Lawyers and has been named as one of the "Top Attorneys - Business Litigation (Indiana)" in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers.

"When you compare today's world, with all of its opportunities for blacks and whites alike, to the world that Dr. King lived in at the time of his death in 1968, there is no question that much of what he 'dreamed' of has become a reality. There, however, is more to be done," Rosemond said.

Each year, HU hosts a lecture to honor the legacy of Dr. King as well as recognize the impact that he had on the world.

"Dr. King was a very influential figure historically and in the present," said Jesse Brown, assistant dean of student life and a member of the Harmony Task Force, an initiative to create a more diversified community. "Each year, we have the opportunity to remember and reflect on Dr. King's significance to our communities. His life is an inspiration to people. Without his presence, many people would not have the opportunity to lead a fully-integrated life in American society."

This lecture is free and open to the public.