Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
Salt Lake Community College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events.
Professor Michele Goodwin will provide the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote address, entitled: “Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Social Justice, Race and Civil Rights.” Goodwin’s address will be held on January 28 at noon in the Student Center Oak room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
SLCC will also present Humanitarian Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beloved Community” will be held on January 29 from 8:30 a.m. – noon in the Student Center Oak room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The event will honor the 2013 ‘Embracing the Dream’ award recipients: Artist and activist Ruby Chacon, Bishop Scott Hayashi, and Jack Hesleph, SLCC Director of Student Employment & Cooperative Ed. Services. This annual award recognizes individuals and/or organizations for outstanding service and advocacy toward fulfillment of “The Dream.”
As part of the celebration, the College’s Arts & Cultural Events presents: Conversations on Social Issues: The New Racism. This discussion will take place on January 23 from noon – 1:00 p.m. in room 266 of the Markosian Library at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
A public reading of ‘The Meeting’ will be held on January 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, located at 569 S. 1300 E. in Salt Lake City. The Meeting is a play that depicts an imagined meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The play examines both men’s philosophies as each argue positions on freedom, dignity and respect for African Americans and all others who have suffered injustice. A panel discussion and reception will follow the reading.
Michele Goodwin is the Everett Fraser Professor in Law at the University of Minnesota. She holds joint appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Professor Goodwin served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley. Prior to law teaching, Goodwin was a Gilder-Lehrman Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University.
Professor Goodwin is the founder of the Institute for Global Child Advocacy and the Executive Director of the U.S. Chapter of the Defense of Children International. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the law and academics, including: the Black Pearl Award, the Urban League Women's History Month Honor, and the Chicago History Museum's Pioneering Women Award, among others.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.