MLK Holiday Observance
FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY’S 2015 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION
Dare to Dream: Live the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our 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, Stanford University, and Palo Alto, CA.
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 at 2 p.m. through campus
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28
Day of Service at 4 p.m. at the Quick RecPlex
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
Convocation events take place in the Regina A. Quick Center
Convocation Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-Convocation Performance at 6 p.m. with The Glee Club’s Sweet Harmony and Bensonians
Convocation at 7 p.m. featuring Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Vision Awards Presentations, and Fairfield University/Connecticut Post Essay Contest Winners
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
Youth Leadership Academy at 10 a.m. in the Barone Campus Center
Poetry for Peace at 6 p.m. at the Regina A. Quick Center
Wylie Smith Blake
(203) 254-4000 ext. 3733
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(203) 254-4000, ext. 3020
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