2023 Nashville Reads MLK

Join us through November and December for the inaugural IMF Nashville Reads MLK book reading circle!

We are excited to bring you this amazing and timely opportunity for the community to discuss one of Dr. King Jr.’s most important and lasting works, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.

There are four opportunities to participate. The first session is November 1st. This session will serve as an introductory walk-thru of the text. This will ground us in the future discussion sessions.

The remaining three sessions will cover two chapters each. These will be held on November 15, 29 and December 13. All sessions will begin at 6:00pm CST and end at 7:15 CST.

We would love for you to attend all sessions, but if you cannot please do not let that deter you. You still can identify a session you will be able to participate in.

Please register here so that we have an accurate accounting:

If you need to purchase the book or rent the audible version, you can find it at Amazon, Goodreads or other fine retailers.

Please share with a friend and or colleague as we want to ensure great participation for our esteemed facilitator.

Thank you for your participation. Let’s prepare to read, learn and build community together.

Dr. Karen Bishop Morris
Facilitator, Nashville Reads MLK

Dr. Karen Bishop Morris is an Associate Professor of English at Purdue University Northwest and Director of the Northwest Indiana Writing Project. She is a founding faculty member of the One Book One University initiative at PNW and has served the institution as Interim Dean of the Honors College, Head of the Department of English, Director of the First-Year Writing Program, and Director of the University Writing Center. She holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from Purdue University.

Dr. Bishop Morris has devoted decades to moving individuals and organizations to the next level. For seven years she co-moderated Breaking the Glass Ceiling, a series spotlighting 65 female senior executives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders who shared their journey on the road to success. In 2019 Breaking the Glass Ceiling was featured on Lakeshore PBS as part of Women’s History Month programming where it was broadcast to over 3.5 million homes in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, and surrounding suburbs. She has also served in leadership positions with several national non-profit organizations, and has been recognized for her fundraising, program development, and strategy-building achievements. She served previously on the board of directors for Girls Write Now (NYC), and Lawson House Chicago YMCA. She currently serves on the board of St. Catherine Hospital, one of four premier healthcare facilities in the Community Healthcare System, and Laini Fluellen Charities, an advocacy organization for women who are susceptible to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).

In 2022, she received the Purdue University Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamer Award for her work as moderator of a widely acclaimed series on race, racism, and anti-racism. Dr. Bishop Morris has also earned recognition previously for her leadership by the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association, Purdue University, Purdue University Northwest, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Lawson House Chicago, and the Mayor’s Council on Disabilities.

She is married and currently resides in the Chicagoland area.
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