UNC will be celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at two free events that are open to students, faculty, staff and community members.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
He Was a Poem, He Was a Song
Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Stone Center
Join the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History in a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the annual He Was a Poem, He Was a Song program. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to explore Dr. King’s legacy through music, dance and spoken word.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
The 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Lecture and Awards Ceremony
Tickets: FREE, but required. Tickets will be available at the Carolina Performing Arts/Memorial Hall Box Office beginning on January 8 at noon.
The MLK Lecture will feature Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, as the keynote speaker, as well as presentations for the UNC MLK Student Scholarship and Unsung Heroes awards.
Ben Jealous is a renowned activist, civil rights leader, community organizer and 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate. Benjamin served as the youngest NAACP president in its history. Under his leadership and through various initiatives, he led the association to become the largest civil rights organization online and on mobile, as well as the largest community-based nonpartisan voter registration operation in the country. Now affiliated with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, Benjamin continues to further the goal of growing opportunities for minorities in the tech economy.
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For additional information, please contact MLK Celebration Coordinator Sophia McFarlane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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