BYU announces forum speakers for upcoming school year which include Martin Luther King III

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Devotionals and forums typically take place in the Marriott Center. BYU announced its upcoming slate of forum speakers for the 2021-22 academic year on July 19, with Martin Luther King III headlining the group of six experts. (Nate Edwards/BYU Photo)

BYU announced its upcoming slate of forum speakers for the 2021-22 academic year on July 19, with Martin Luther King III headlining the group of six experts.

While weekly devotionals are primarily based on Latter-day Saint themes, BYU’s forum speeches allow for notable figures from other fields, communities and schools of thought to share their ideas with students and faculty in Provo. This year’s forum schedule follows the theme of “creating a beloved community.”

King, the oldest son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., comes from an extensive background in human rights advocacy. He will address BYU on Sept. 28.

Additional speakers include Greenleaf Christian Church pastor William Barber II, The Atlantic staff writer James Fallows and Amy Chua, who is a Yale law professor and author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”

Details on each forum’s delivery will be announced at a later date.

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