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19th Annual MLK Commemoration (PLV)

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What is justice? Who is the immigrant? Join author, speaker, and storyteller Gyasi Ross for his keynote address on Friday, February 15, commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

You’re invited to attend the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs’ 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration featuring keynote speaker Gyasi Ross, who is an author, speaker, and storyteller. Ross comes from the Blackfeet Nation and resides on the Port Madison Indian Reservation near Seattle. He is an in demand speaker on race, social justice, and white privilege as well as issues specifically affecting contemporary Native Americans. Ross is the author of Don’t Know Much About Indians (but I wrote a book about us anyways) and How to Say I Love You in Indian. Ross writes for Deadspin, HuffPost, and Indian Country Today, and has a spoken word/hip hop CD titled “Isskootsik (Before Here was Here)” on Cabin Games Records.

Brunch will be served, and a Q&A session will immediately follow the address.

Friday, February 15, 2019
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Gottesman Room
PLV Campus

To RSVP, please email the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs.