Online Retreat

The Women Who Stood Behind, Mentored, and Challenged Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan Willis

Jan Willis

This talk and presentation will use speech- and musical clips as well as images to highlight four Black women activists—Mrs. Alberta Williams King, Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Ella Baker—who assisted, guided and, at times, challenged Dr. King during the Civil Rights Campaigns in Atlanta, Montgomery, and beyond. These remarkable women exemplified the bodhisattva principles of courage, resilience, compassion, and wisdom.

Affinity Group

Open to all

Jan Willis, PhD

Jan Willis, PhD

Teacher

Jan Willis (BA, MA Philosophy from Cornell University; PhD in Indic and Buddhist Studies from Columbia University) is Professor of Religion Emerita at Wesleyan University. She has studied with Tibetan Buddhists in India, Nepal, Switzerland, and the U.S. for five decades, and taught courses in Buddhism for over 45 years.

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