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Still Dreaming: 48 Years After MLK’s “I Have A Dream” Speech


In the years since Martin Luther King delivered an historic speech on August 28, 1963, much has changed, but much still remains to be done. In an essay recently appearing in the Salt Lake Tribune marking that anniversary, Irene May Ota issues a call for individuals to become vocal advocates for justice.

Ms. Ota is an instructor and the diversity coordinator for the University of Utah College of Social Work, as well as a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Utah’s Department of Education, Culture, and Society.  She has researched, taught, published, and presented on numerous issues of diversity and social justice – minority populations and identity formation, in particular – and is one of 13 certified Antidiscrimination Response Training trainers in the U.S.