Ken Nwadike Jr. to speak at Missouri S&T

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On January 19, 2023

Ken Nwadike Jr. Photo courtesy of Free Hugs Project.

Missouri S&T will host Ken Nwadike Jr., a motivational speaker and peace activist, in a free event to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, Leach Theatre in Castleman Hall, located on the Missouri S&T campus at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have a chance to win Missouri S&T merchandise or tickets to the first performance of the 2023 Campus Performing Arts Series.

Nwadike is a documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker and peace activist who has made headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots and political rallies.

This event is presented by S&T’s diversity, equity and inclusion department and the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. For accessibility accommodations, please contact Shannon Young, educational program manager for diversity, equity and inclusion, at

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T also is home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit

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