The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Human Rights and Social Justice Convocation 

Watch the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation below. The convocation commemorates the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King and continues the dialogue around social justice and community change. This year's keynote speaker was youth organizer and civil rights advocate Mary-Pat Hector. 

 

 

 


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About Mary-Pat Hector 

Mary-Pat Hector, 20, knows how to change the world. She grew a community service project into a non-profit: Youth in Action USA which has become the nation’s fastest-growing youth lead organization. This past April, she became the youngest woman and person of color in the state of Georgia to run for public office, losing by only 22 votes. Mary-Pat is the National Youth Director for the National Action Network (NAN); one of the countries largest Civil Rights organizations. She has also been awarded the Peace First Prize Fellowship for her national campaign, Think Twice, which educates youth on gun violence and other issues crippling her generation. Think Twice provides teen-safety workshops for schools as well as trains teens and college students in many areas of youth advocacy techniques. Not content to rest on her accomplishments, Mary-Pat speaks at high schools, colleges, conferences, women's events, and crisis shelters across the U.S. In addition to her duties at NAN, Mary-Pat also serves as Youth Leader for the New Look Foundation. Mary-Pat delivers keynote presentations calling for teen activism; her story provides the inspiration and her how-to strategies give young people their own roadmap for changing the world. Mary-Pat was born in Atlanta Georgia and attends Spelman College. She hopes to become Governor someday and President in 2044.