• Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Doors open at 12:45pm
Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street [map]

This year’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Luncheon for the Suffolk University community will feature Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racism writers and activists in the U.S.

Wise has spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states, and on over 400 college campuses. He has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and conducted trainings with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. He has trained corporate, government, and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. Wise is the author of two books, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White. He has contributed essays to fifteen books and anthologies including White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism and Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations.

The program also will include performances by Voices of Zion—the new Suffolk University gospel choir—as well as the presentation of the annual Creating the Dream Award. The Creating the Dream Award was created in 2005 with the purpose of recognizing the outstanding efforts of an individual, organization, or department within Suffolk University toward creating an inclusive, respectful, and safe climate for members of the AHANA community.

Lunch will be served. Space is limited for this special event and is open only to members of the Suffolk community.

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