13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration Held at American University Washington College of Law

Dr. Josiah Young to Give Keynote Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C., January 16, 2012 – American University Washington College of Law will commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a program Thursday, Jan. 19, 4-6 p.m.

The commemoration and program will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Josiah Young, professor of systematic theology at the Wesley Theological Seminary. Dr. Young’s speech, “A Drum Major for Justice,” will be followed by a collaborative reading by members of the American University Washington College of Law community led by Professor Ann Shalleck. The event is presented by the law school’s Office of Diversity Services.

“We are honored to gather once more as a community to open the new year and the new semester with our 13th commemoration of the life of Dr. King,” said Sherry Weaver, director of the Office of Diversity Services.

Visit the event website for more information or register for the event.


American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Student Lounges
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
4-6 p.m.

 

Media interested in attending the event should contact Megan Smith, 202-274-4276.

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