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April Ryan to keynote MLK, Jr. Luncheon

April Ryan to keynote MLK, Jr. Luncheon

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

December 10, 2019

White House reporter April Ryan will give the keynote address at the university's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 in Carter Hall. Ryan is a journalist, political correspondent and award-winning author. Since 1997, she has covered the four presidential administrations...

Luncheon manifests MLK Jr’s vision for the future

Luncheon manifests MLK Jr’s vision for the future

Haviland Cardinal, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Donna Brazile said Martin Luther King’s legacy is stronger nowadays than it has ever been. Brazile, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon. Diverse members of the greater Evansville community fill...

Social activist talks importance of advocacy

Social justice activist Tia Oso talks to students, faculty, administrators and the general public in Carter Hall Wednesday night.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 23, 2018

The students in Carter Hall listened as Tia Oso, the director of impact at Revolve Impact and an outspoken social justice activist, spoke about the methods of creating social change at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day Wednesday night. Oso’s speech included discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Actress uplifts crowd during MLK luncheon

Actress uplifts crowd during MLK luncheon

Bobby Shipman

January 21, 2014

Jasmine Guy became enraged when she heard someone call President Barrack Obama “clean and articulate” while working on his first campaign trail – as if an educated black man were some sort of oddity. “Don’t let them tell you this man is a freak of nature. He comes from other men like him. ...

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