January 11, 2019 / Public invited to Martin Luther King Jr. banquet
on Jan. 22
VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University will celebrate and honor
the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a banquet
on January 22, 6 p.m. (EST), at Green Activities Center. The event is
hosted by VU’s Department of Multicultural Affairs and the public is
invited to attend.
Tickets cost $5 and are available at VU’s Old Post Bookstore in
the Beckes Student Union. VU students and employees may obtain one
free ticket by going to the Student Center in the Student Union.
Information is available by calling 812-888-5886.
The keynote address will be presented by Frank Leon Roberts. An
activist and faculty member at NYU’s Gallatin School, Roberts is best
known for creating and teaching the first Black Lives Matter college
course in the country. For his expertise on U.S. social movements,
Frank is also a sought-after contributor to The New York Times, The
San Francisco Chronicle, Ebony, CBS, CNN, NPR, The Huffington Post and more.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Frank Leon Roberts helps you understand the history and
significance of the Black Lives Matter movement while promoting
education as a means to more effective community organizing.
Frank’s energetic presentations bridge the gap between theory
and practice, as he complements decades of firsthand experience as a
grassroots political organizer with an intellectual framework
supported by his deep historical knowledge of civil rights history,
African American literature, and race and ethnicity studies.
As he recounts the origins of BLM and the social context that
the movement emerged from, Frank captivates audiences with his
passionate declarations in favor of empowerment for marginalized
communities. He inspires participants to learn from the past and use
their energy today to create a world that works for everyone.
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VICKIE PUFFER, Communications Coordinator & Online Newsroom
812-888-4162 office, 812-887-4635 cell,
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University
Life Reporter & Sports Information Director
office, 314-599-1519 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu, firstname.lastname@example.org
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom