Evangelist Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, will speak to the Students for Life at Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Her talk will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in the East Architecture building, room 123 on the Atlanta campus.
The campus pro-life group started last year with “one person and a dream,” and now boasts more than 40 members. President Brian Cochran – the person with the dream – is a fourth year computer science major who became active in pro-life during a visit to San Francisco two years ago.
His brother Eric serves on the board of Pro-Life San Francisco and while Brian was visiting there, he got into a conversation with a young man who believed it’s morally acceptable to kill children up to 5 years old because they are not yet fully human.
“I was always pro-life but I didn’t know I needed to do anything about it,” Brian said. “But after that conversation I knew that when I got back to Georgia I was going to have to do something about it.”
The school had a pro-life group previously but stopped meeting after its leaders graduated. When Brian, a Christian, decided to restart the group as a non-religious, politically bipartisan organization, he prayed he would be able to find a faculty advisor. During one tabling event, a faculty member walked by and asked if she could serve as the advisor.
“It couldn’t be more clear that I was doing what I was supposed to be doing,” said Brian, who comes from Alpharetta, Georgia.
Evangelist King’s talk is the group’s first big event.
“We knew we needed to do something big, to get someone important to come to campus,” he said. “I couldn’t think of anyone more important in pro-life.”
Her talk is free and open to everyone.
“I am so honored to be addressing the Students for Life of Georgia Tech,” Evangelist King said. “Speaking to youth is so important because they play such a vital role in advancing a culture of life. Today’s young people are so pro-life that I believe they will be the generation that will make abortion unthinkable.”
The future of the Students for Life is secure at Georgia Tech, even though its president will graduate in December. Vice President Haley Theis is ready to take the reins.