Friday, January 17, 2014

MLK Day Celebration-Dreams for NYC-1/19/14-Apollo Theater -NYC

WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Tickets: Free
The event is open to the public but reservations are required
Duration:  3-5pm
Venue: The Apollo Theatre
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027-4408

WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014.
Presented as part of the Apollo Uptown Hall series, this year’s event explores the immediate future of New York City through the lens of Dr. King’s moral compass.  Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Novelist and Journalist Farai Chideya for an exploration of emerging leadership in the areas of politics, culture, faith, education and justice.

NELSON GEORGE, author, filmmaker and essayist
DR. CHRISTINA GREER, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University
REVEREND DR. PETER HELTZEL, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at New York Theological
REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES (NY-8), Representing Central Brooklyn
DR. PENIEL JOSEPH, Professor of History at Tufts University
RABBI JOY LEVITT, Executive Director of The JCC Manhattan
DR. KHALIL GIBRAN MUHAMMAD, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - The New York Public Library
DR. PEDRO NOGUERA, Professor of Education at New York University Steinhardt
REV. PAUL BRANDEIS RAUSHENBUSH, Senior Religion Editor for the Huffington Post.
REVERED DR. DONNA SCHAPER, Sr. Minister of Judson Memorial Church in New York City
DR. JAN WILLIS, Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut
BRETT IAN WRIGHT, Media Entrepreneur, Founder/Chief Executive Officer - NuAmerica Agency, Co-Founder-Uptown Magazine

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