Sun Journal offers extensive coverage of 2012 MLK events

The Sun Journal offers extensive coverage of the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at the college, including talks by environmental policy expert Julian Agyeman and Monday’s breakout sessions.

Environmental policy expert Julian Agyeman gives the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address in the Bates Chapel.

Agyeman offered the homily during Sunday’s memorial service and the keynote on Monday morning, both in the Chapel.

Covering the memorial service, reporter Andie Hannon tells of Agyeman growing up in England and looking to the U.S. for black role models, and finding Martin Luther King Jr.

The next day, reporter Dan Hartill covered the keynote, where Agyeman discussed the concept of “just sustainability.”

Agyeman argues that the inequities between the world’s peoples — Americans account for less than 5 percent of the world’s population but use 25 percent of its resources — will eventually provoke people from other countries to act if the wealthy do not change.

“Someday a U.S. president has got to stand up and say, ‘We have got to dial it down.'”

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