MLK Keynote Speaker: An Evening with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Tuesday January 29 7pm at the Reitz Grand Ballroom
As one of the most authoritative voices on issues of race and pop culture, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson has distinguished himself as more than a professor. He is one of the leading minds in the fields of sociology and African-American history and culture. According to the American Program Bureau “Dr. Dyson is presently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. His legendary rise – from welfare father to Princeton Ph.D., from church pastor to college professor, from a factory worker who didn’t start college until he was 21 to a figure who has become what writer Naomi Wolf terms ‘the ideal public intellectual of our time’ – may help explain why author Nathan McCall simply calls him ‘a street fighter in suit and tie.’” The celebration is free and open to all members of the Gainesville and surrounding communities. In addition to Dr. Dyson’s address, the program will also include a scholarship presentation and performances by the Agbedidi African Dance Troupe and the University Gospel Choir.
Sponsored by Black Graduate Student Organization, ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau, Office of Graduate Minority Programs, and Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President.