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Bree Newsome: Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day
February 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Wednesday, February 21, 5:00 P.M.
Reception to follow at 6:30 P.M.
The 15th annual Martin Luther King Legacy Day continues celebrating Dr. King’s vision of justice, equality, and peace, recognizing students and faculty through leadership and creativity awards. This year’s speakeris Bree Newsome, a contemporary civil rights activist who garnered national attention for a daring act of peaceful disobedience in June 2015. Following the brutal murder of nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston, S.C., Newsome climbed the flagpole at the South Carolina statehouse and pulled down the Confederate battle flag as a protest against racist symbolism. As a recognized and celebrated voice on the topics of injustice and racial discrimination, Newsome brings to light the importance of leadership development in building and sustaining social movements.