A generous endowment by Mr. William Keefer, Mrs. Gayle Keefer, and their family has made the Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture on Social and Economic Justice an annual event.
When Derrick arrived in the United States at the age of 21, the Keefers were his host family while he attended Lake Forest College near Chicago, IL. As time went on, Derrick's wife and children were welcomed into the family as well. In addition to offering him a home and family in our country, the Keefers supported Derrick in his beliefs and aided him in his work, especially when he was troubled by political problems in his home country of Malawi.
October 2018 - The Thirteenth Annual Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture - Joscha Legewie
February 2018 - Twelfth Annual Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture - Edward E. Baptiste