UNK Office of Multicultural Affairs, 308.865.8127
“If Dr. King Were Alive Today?” will be the focus of an African American History Month presentation by John Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The event, which is hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Division of Student Affairs and Black Students Association (BSA), will take place at 6 p.m. in Copeland Hall, Room 142.
“John L. Harris challenges, charms and involves his audience towards a deeper understanding of the current state of race relations and the struggle for a better life,” said Jenny Holen, office assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
In his presentation, Harris plan to “…explore the many faces of the civil rights movement, Dr. King’s life and philosophy, the continuity and changes in the civil rights agenda, and each person’s responsibility in the struggle for racial and social justice.”
Harris, a native of St. Louis, Mo., currently lives in Lincoln. He holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.Ed. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in teaching learning and teacher education. In 2006, he became an adjunct instructor at UNL teaching Introduction to African American Studies.
In 1992, he received the “Article of the Year” award from the National Association for Human Rights Workers for his piece, “Portrayal of the Black Family in Prime Time Network,” which was published in the “Journal of Intergroup Relations.”
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.