Thursday, February 10, 2011

MLK Week Lecture and Event, Today: 2/10

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On February 10, 1961, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech on the campus of New York University that advocated for civil rights and championed nonviolent protest for social change. For the sixth-consecutive year, the University will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a weeklong schedule of special events and programs. This year’s theme is intended to remind us of the spirit of Dr. King’s message to come to together, work toward positive goals and change our world for the better.

MLK Faculty Lecture: 4:00 PM
Kimmel Center, Room 405

As a featured event of MLK Week 2011, Rogan Kersh will deliver the NYU MLK Lecture and you are cordially invited. Rogan Kersh, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, has been a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in Health Policy, a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities, and Luce Scholar. His publications include Dreams of a More Perfect Union (Cornell University Press, 2001), a study of U.S. political history; Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and articles and op-ed pieces in numerous academic and popular journals. He is also a frequent television and radio commentator on U.S. political issues.

Rogan Kersh is also one of the Office of the Provost, 2011 recipient of the New York University Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award.


MLK Week Featured Event: February 10, 2011

Skirball Center for Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South

On February 10, 1961, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. met with members of the NYU community during a three-hour visit. Join us as NYU commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's visit to NYU. Provost David McLaughlin will present the MLK Humanitarian Award to Dr. Fritz Francois (WSC '93, MED '97, '07) of NYU Langone Medical Center for his work on Haitian relief. Additionally the evening will showcase special guests, such as Tony Award winner, Lillias White, along with tributes and performances that include the first African American to serve as the Former Governor of New York State, the honorable David Paterson and much more.

Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Alumni of NYU.

David Paterson

Former Governor of New York State, the Honorable David Paterson

Lillias White

Tony Award winner, Lillias White

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