12 p.m. - Zoom
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Event
Join us for a conversation with Opal Tometi, co-founder of Black Lives Matter.Photo of Opal Tometi

Virtual MLK Speaker: Opal Tometi

January 18, 2021
12:00 PM

Baldwin Wallace University presents

Photo of Opal Tometi

Event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to receive the Zoom link, which will be emailed before the event.
Tickets will be available until 10:00 a.m. (EST) on Monday, January 18.


Opal Tometi will share her inspiring story as a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement and challenge each of us to end violence against Black people.

This event is part of BW's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and an Enduring Questions: The Mark Collier Lecture Series event.

Sponsored by the BW Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG), Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) and the Brain Center for Community Engagement.

About Opal Tometi

  • Co-Founder #BlackLivesMatter
  • TIME Magazine Cover: 100 Most Influential Women of the Last Century
  • Awarded the Coretta Scott King Center Legacy Award
  • Former Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Heralded as a feminist freedom-fighter in the U.S. and now a global icon, Opal Tometi is one of the most influential human rights leaders of our time. As one of the three women co-founders of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, her name is etched in American history. For years, the award-winning advocate, strategist and writer has used her voice to ensure that race, immigration and gender justice remain at the forefront of global conversations. Learn More >