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. Jonesclarencejones

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




Contact Information

Wylie Smith Blake
Campus Ministry
(203) 254-4000 ext. 3733

Kris Sealey
Associate Professor of Philosophy
(203) 254-4000, ext. 3020


Related information

Diversity Vision Statement | Student Diversity Programs