Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Office of the Dean of Students/Intercultural Relations invites all members of the GSU community to attend the 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation taking place on Tuesday, January 24 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Intercultural Relations is excited to have Lisa Ling as the keynote speaker.
Ms. Ling is the co-executive producer and host of Our America on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and the field correspondent for The Oprah Show. She is also a contributor to ABC News’ Nightline. Ms. Ling was the first female host of National Geographic’s Explorer series where she investigated the deadly MS-13 gang, went undercover inside North Korea and explored the drug war in South America. She is the co-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and The Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home that she penned with sister Laura.
In addition to the keynote address, the 2012 recipients of the MLK Torch of Peace and Hosea Williams Awards for Community Activism will be recognized. To the 2012 award recipients are:
MLK Torch of Peace
Elizabeth Beck, Ph.D.
Dhanfu E. Elston, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Student Award
Graduate Student Award
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Student Organization Award
Hosea Williams Award for Community Activism
“Able” Mable Thomas
Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture
Community Organization Award
For more information about the 29th annual MLK Convocation or to find out more about all programs and events occurring during the 8th annual MLK Commemorative Series, contact Intercultural Relations at 404/413-1587 or email email@example.com. Also, go to the Intercultural Relations website at www2.gsu.edu/interculturalrelations.