Special Events



The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership supports, assists, and coordinates various special events which enhance the campus, local and global community for which it serves. Many of these events are open to the Greater San Antonio community in an effort to ensure that partnerships beyond the classroom and campus boundaries may develop to establish innovative programs, new policies, enhance quality of life and support social justice.

 “A Time to Break Silence” for Dr. King 50 years ago and for us now

MLK presentationsFeb. 1, Wed., 7 pm, UIW International Conference Center Auditorium
Feb. 9, Thursday, 12 noon-1:15 pm, UIW Mabee Library Special Collections (Bring your lunch.)

Presenters: Jovanni Reyes, Iraqi Veterans Against War; Sister Addie Lorraine Walker, OST Director of the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership; Dr. Roger Barnes, UIW Sociology; Dr. Trey Guinn, UIW Communication Arts; Dr. Doshie P. Piper, and other presenters 

In the 50th anniversary year of Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at Riverside Church in which he felt compelled to “Break Silence” and speak of the united triplets of racism, militarism and extreme materialism fueling the Vietnam war and ruining US democracy, a gathering considering the on-going challenges of these triplets and our call to be citizens building what Dr. King has called “the beloved community.” “The dream” cannot be a reality if we refuse to face the obstacles. 

For more information on these events, please contact: Sister Martha Ann Kirk  

Should you have questions regarding any of the special events supported by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, we kindly ask that you contact us at (210) 283-6423 or