Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2015

Dare to Dream: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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 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



Memorial March through campus, 2 p.m.



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


Day of Service, 4 p.m., Quick RecPlex



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
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