Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015
Dare to Dream: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Convocation Speaker: Dr. Clarence B. Jones
Dr. Clarence B. Jones is currently the first Diversity Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco and a scholar writer in residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute at Stanford University.
In a distinguished and heralded career, Jones has served as political advisor, counsel, and draft speechwriter for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; joined Sanford I. Weill and Arthur Levitt, Jr. in Carter, Berlind & Weill, Inc. as an allied member of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), becoming the first African-American partner in a Wall Street investment banking firm; been twice recognized as Fortune’s Business Man of the Month; and founded successful financial, corporate, and media-related ventures. He has also provided strategic legal and financial consulting services to several governments around the world, including those in the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Zambia.
Schedule of Events
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27
Memorial March through campus, 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28
Convocation events take place in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Convocation Reception, 5:30 p.m.
Pre-Convocation Performance, 6 p.m., with The Glee Club’s Sweet Harmony and Bensonians
Convocation, 7 p.m. featuring Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Vision Awards Presentations, and Fairfield University/Connecticut Post Essay Contest Winners
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
Day of Service, 4 p.m., Quick RecPlex
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
Youth Leadership Academy, 10 a.m., Barone Campus Center
Poetry for Peace, 6 p.m., Regina A. Quick Center
For more information, contact:
Wylie Smith Blake
(203) 254-4000 ext. 3733
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(203) 254-4000, ext. 3020
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