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MLK Commemorative Program and Black History Month Kick-off 2012

January 30, 2012

Theme: Living the Dream and Black History: Relevance, Reflections, and Challenges

Dr. Burrell Brown

Guest Speaker: Dr. Burrell Brown, Esquire/Professor of Management and Labor Management

This program is designed to kick off Black History Month 2012 with a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Following a full day of activities, this presentation will close the day and explore the contemporary relevance of Dr. King, reflect upon the historical past and achievements and culture of African Americans, confront challenges of the day, and resolve with inspiring information on fulfilling a better tomorrow as a human race.

Addressing the topic will be Dr. Burrell Brown, attorney and professor of Managment and Labor Management and chair of the Business and Economics Department at California University of Pennsylvania; past legal counsel/president for the Pennsylvania State NAACP and vice president of APSCUF); and an appointee by two Pennsylvania governors to several committees, including the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs and chair of the Interbranch Commission on Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness. Along with Dr. Brown will be several student and community participants, including IUP African Dance Ensemble.

Cosponsored by the African American Cultural Center.

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