Annual R. Bruce Poynter Lecture Series

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Annual R. Bruce Poynter Lecture

Every year, the Kay Spiritual Life Center hosts a lecturer who exemplifies the highest ideals of compassion and justice for a world in travail. These speakers and lectures make up the Bruce Poynter Lecture Series, named for former University Chaplain R. Bruce Poynter.

Year     
   
Speaker

Topic







2013

Zeenat Rahman


The Youth Buldge as a source of security or opportunity







2012

Heather McGhee, from Demos


Inequality and Diversity in the United States







2011

Rep. Tammy Baldwin


LGBT Rights as Human Rights







2010

Janet Murguia, CEO of National Council of LaRaza


The Future of Latino Civil Rights







2009

Marian Wright Edleman


Children's Rights







2008

The Honorable Ron Dellums


Eradicating Poverty, Violence, and Injustice
2007

The Honorable John Lewis


The Struggle for Civil Rights







2006

Dick Gregory


Advancing the Struggle for Nonviolent Social Change







2005

Rev. Dr. Jim Forbes, Senior Pastor of the Riverside Church


The Mandate for Prophetic Justice







2004

Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning Historian


Promise and Myth of Democracy: Brown Plus 50 Years







2003

Dr. William Sloane Coffin, Pastor Emeritus at Riverside Church and former Yale Chaplain
    
     
U.S. and Iraq and Nuclear Weapons