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MLK 2012: Keynote Speaker - Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Office for Equity and Diversity is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the University of Utah's 29th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson

Thursday, January 24, 2013
12:00 noon
Kingsbury Hall

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson is a world-renowned civil rights activist and politician who worked closely with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For his work in social disparities, Rev. Jackson has been awarded various recognitions, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation's highest honor bestowed upon civilians. Originally part of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, Rev. Jackson has continued to fight for social equality across races as well as labor in international disputes, working to free many imprisoned U.S. citizens in other countries. In addition to running twice in the presidential race, Rev. Jackson has served as the U.S. Senator from Washington, D.C. and as a special envoy to Africa. One of Rev. Jackson's greatest legacies is the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which is a progressive organization he established to fight for social change across races and a range of issues. Rev. Jackson has never stopped working for civil rights, and continues to be an inspiration in the fight for social change and racial equality.

Event Calendar

Friday, January 18, 2013
Utah State Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Luncheon

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Day of Service

Monday, January 21, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Rally & Parade
Awards Reception & Ceremony

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Campus and Community Panel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Film/ Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Keynote Address
Cultural Performance

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