34th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Monday, January 20, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College
Keynote Speaker: Michael Eric Dyson
Sponsored by the Diversity Commission, The Office of the Provost
and The MLK Jr. Celebration Committee
CELEBRATION PROGRAM OUTLINE
Musical Prelude - Biglerville High School Jazz Band
Biglerville High School Jazz Band
President Janet Morgan Riggs
Chaplain Joseph Donnella
Choir of Jabbok International Ministries
Living the Dream Award Presentation
Singing by Darlene Stancil
7:25 PM Introduction of Speaker - Tonya Mincey
7:30 PM Keynote Speaker – Micheal Eric Dyson
8:10 PM Benediction - Chaplain Joseph Donnella
8:15 PM “We Shall Overcome”
About Michael Eric Dyson
Hailed as one of the nation's most inspiring African Americans, Michael Eric Dyson has been credited with revitalizing the role of the public intellectual with the fervor of an ordained Baptist minister.
Infusing intellectual thought with popular culture, Dyson focuses on topics of interest to the public. He eloquently melds scholarly insight with the phenomena of contemporary culture, emphasizing their interconnectedness and force in shaping our society. Most recently, he can be heard doing just that on his hour-long radio show on NPR, "The Michael Eric Dyson Show."
His books provide some of the most significant commentary on modern social and intellectual thought, interwoven with a combination of cultural criticism, race theory, religion, philosophical reflection, and gender studies. Works such as Making Malcolm X; I May Not Get There with You; Holler if You Hear Me; Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye; Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?; Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster; and the recent Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson, deeply probe social themes and cultural politics.
A popular University professor of sociology at Georgetown University, Michael Eric Dyson bridges gaps between generations, connecting civil rights identity to hip-hop culture while forging links between older and younger Americans, especially black Americans. As a cutting edge historian, he educates the general public on the significance of hip hop, not only in understanding black culture, but American cultural as well. With his powerful voice, Dyson reaches beyond race, addressing the universal commonality of American concern.
Michael Eric Dyson
SUPPORT THE MLK LEGACY
Continue the legacy of Dr. King by supporting The Adams County Career Aid Project, which provides scholarships for low-income youth and adults in Adams County to further their education beyond high school.
Since 2004, The Career Aid Project has provided almost $100,000 to over 230 people to study.
The MLK Celebration Committee seeks support to reach the goal of raising $20,000 this year. Donations are accepted by mail as well as during the offering at the Celebration on January 20.
Please make checks payable to SCCAP/ACCAP and mail to 153 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA. All donations are tax-deductible and receipts will be mailed.
Adrienne Camel, Chair
Elizabeth Richardson Viti
Ashley Andyshak Hayes
Contact Adrienne: firstname.lastname@example.org