Young people all over the world are making themselves heard. Through their large-scale protests and small grassroots initiatives they are convincing the public and politicians that the major challenges of our time, issues like social inequality, migration, waste reduction and climate change, require urgent solutions. Harnessing their determination and creativity, these young game-changers are managing to cut through the inertia and indecision that have long paralysed global politics.
Martin Luther King was a game-changer too. His non-violent struggle against racial inequality and racism changed the world and encouraged millions of people to stand up against injustice.
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King visited the Netherlands several times. In 1965 he visited the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. On the 20th of October he got an honorary degree in the social sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The 2019 Martin Luther King Lecture – November 28th 19.30 – 21.15
Location: Main Building VU - Auditorium