• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon

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

Thursday, January 20, 2011
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Doors open at 12:45pm
Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill
5 Blossom Street [map] 
Ballroom - 15th Floor
Boston, MA 02114

This year’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon for Suffolk University will feature Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr. who is the Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Before coming to Penn, Jackson taught in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and spent three years as a Junior Fellow at the Harvard University Society of Fellows in Cambridge, MA.  Jackson received his BA in Communications (Radio, TV, and Film) from Howard University in Washington DC and his PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University in New York City.  As a filmmaker, Jackson has produced a feature-length fiction film, documentaries, and film-shorts that have screened at film festivals internationally.  He has published three books, Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2001); Real Black: Adventures in Racial Sincerity (University of Chicago Press, 2005); and Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (Basic, 2008). Jackson is currently writing a book on global Black Hebrewism (under contract with Harvard University Press).  He is also working on two documentary films, one about contemporary conspiracy theories in urban America, another examining the history of state violence against Rastafari in Jamaica.

Seating is extremely limited for this special event. Tickets are required for admission without exception. To order a ticket follow this link to fill out the ticket order form. In addition, there will be a musical performance, and 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. Please nominate a recipient! Creating the Dream Award.

Lunch will be catered. Remember space is limited and is open only to members of the Suffolk community.

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