Social Justice Symposium Nov. 7

Our Beloved Community

Lafayette College's 9th Annual Our Beloved Community Symposium will be held virtually on November 7, 2020. Join us! Apply by October 27, 2020.

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Our Beloved Community is named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. For Dr. King, The Beloved Community was not a lofty utopian goal, instead it is a realistic, achievable goal that can be attained by a critical mass of people committed to and trained in the philosophy and methods of nonviolence. Lafayette College’s Our Beloved Community (OBC) symposium is a call to action to become that critical mass. OBC is an offering from our renowned faculty, staff and student leaders to take critical steps to enact global social change. Join our movement. 

Historically, our signature program receives more than 500 applications annually with an admittance of 100 students. For the first time in nine years, our signature social justice symposium will be offered virtually and is open to all interested seniors and juniors in high school. 

The deadline for all registrants is Tuesday, October 27, 2020. 

The first 50 registrants will receive an OBC gift box delivered before the symposium as our token of appreciation for your dedication to enacting global social change.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact: Cristina Usino at We look forward to reading your applications and watching your video submissions! 

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A sampling of session titles from last year includes: