2020 MLK Week keynote speaker announced


As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Week at the U, Aisha Moodie-Mills will provide a keynote address in relation to this year’s theme of “Face everything and rise.”

Moodie-Mills is a progressive strategist with more than a decade of experience in politics and policy. As a well-respected advocate, she has been named one of the “OUT 100” LGBTQ influencers, “The Root 100” African American trailblazers and a top “40 Under 40” LGBTQ leader by The Advocate.

In her current position as a political commentator on CNN and a social impact advisor, her work explores the intersections of race, sexual orientation, economics and public policy.

MLK Week is an annual event that provides the campus community a platform to discuss contemporary civil rights issues and race in America. This year’s theme will challenge everyone to redefine the definition of fear and its role in the fight for freedom and equality.

Moodie-Mills will deliver the keynote address at the SFEBB Auditorium at noon on Jan. 24.

Check out a Q&A with Moodie-Mills about how she overcomes fear here.

A full list of MLK Week events can be found here.