WPU Hosts Ana Blackburn, North Carolina’s NAACP Latino Liaison, for MLK Event

January 12, 2018
Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. monument

William Peace University is proud to welcome Ana Blackburn, North Carolina’s NAACP Latino Liaison and Tri-City Chair of The Poor People’s Campaign, as a guest speaker in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Blackburn will present “Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream in the 21st Century,” which details the origins of Dr. King’s vision, The Poor People’s Campaign, as well as how a local organization, Repairers of The Breach, is continuing the work of that vision.

“As a University, it is our hope to offer co-curricular programs such as this one where we connect the historical context of our society to present day.”

“Diversity, inclusion and respect are university core values and values that are evident in the work that Dr. King led during the civil rights era,” said Stephanie Reed, Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “As a University, it is our hope to offer co-curricular programs such as this one where we connect the historical context of our society to present day. This is why we chose to focus on challenging students and community members to reflect on how we can continue the legacy of Dr. King in the 21st century and beyond.”

The event will take place on Tuesday, January 16 at 3:30 p.m in Kenan Auditorium and will include a performance from WPU’s Gospel Choir and a discussion on how to live out Dr. King’s vision in the 21st century.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact StudentLife@peace.edu.