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Speaker Announced for 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 gennaio 2019

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. The Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration will be held at the Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids on January 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. The event is free to all participants.
Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University will host the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration featuring renowned speaker, Dr. David Stovall. Dr. Stovall is a professor of African-American Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois in Chicago.This event, hosted by Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University, will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“I am incredibly proud of the work the three universities undertook as a collegiate body to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King,” said Rhae-Ann Booker Ph.D., executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion for Davenport University. “With the incredible and powerful presentation planned by Dr. Stovall, we’ll be able to engage audiences around key issues impacting our community involving justice, bias and community engagement, an effort that will honor the very principles established by Dr. King.”
The event’s speaker, Dr. Stovall studies the influence of race in urban education, community development and housing. His work investigates the significance of race in the quality of schools located in communities that are changing both racially and economically. From a practical and theoretical perspective, his research draws from Critical Race Theory, educational policy analysis, sociology, urban planning, political science, community organizing and youth culture.

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