Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Lecture

Thursday, January 31, 2013 4:30 PM
William E. Swan Auditorium

About Our Keynote Speaker: Farai Chideya Graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University magna cum laude in 1990 Farai is an award winning author and journalist, whose articles appeared in New York Times, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Time, Spin, Vibe, O, the California Journal, Mademoiselle, and Essence. Hosted NPR’s News and Notes, a national radio show devoted to "illuminating the African-American experience” from 2006 - 2009 Founded in 1995, an online journal for 18-29 year olds, which also functions as a multimedia journalism learning lab that trains students for careers in journalism She served as a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET Title: What Happens to Equality When We're All Minorities? Subtitle: Re-Imagining King's Dream for a Post-Majority America Description: The Census predicts that a generation from now, America will have no racial majority. But that doesn't mean we will be an equal society. How do we keep our eyes on the prize of equality as we head towards a "post-majority" era?