Mizzou celebrates MLK with keynote speaker Ambassador Andrew Young

The University of Missouri will host “Infinite Hope: The Power and Possibilities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision” with keynote speaker Ambassador Andrew Young. All members of the community are invited to this virtual celebration of Dr. King’s legacy, his civil rights work and how the changes he advocated for are profoundly affecting our world today. The event will take place 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. This virtual celebration will also include musical performances and a presentation of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Awards. More information, including a link to attend the event, is at www.mlk.missouri.edu.

Dial-In Information

Links to view the event will be posted to www.mlk.missouri.edu.

Tuesday, January 26 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures

Departmental Categories

Diversity

Sponsors

Inclusion, Diversity & Equity

Website

https://diversity.missouri.edu/our-wo...

Department
Show Me Mizzou
Hashtag

#MLK

Contact Name

Liz McCune

Contact Phone

573-882-6212

Contact Email

mccunee@missouri.edu

Speaker(s) Information

Ambassador, Congressman, Mayor, humanitarian, ordained minister, international businessman, and sports enthusiast, Andrew Young has been serving and shaping our country for almost 50 years.

 

Andrew J. Young heard the call to service as a young man. He has lived his life in response to that call, from his ordination as a minister, to his work on behalf of civil and human rights, to his public service career as a member of Congress, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta. The Andrew Young Foundation builds on his legacy by developing and nurturing new generations of innovative leaders to tackle this era’s global challenges.

 

In 2000 and 2001, he served as president of the National Council of Churches. In 2003, he founded the Andrew J. Young Foundation to support and promote education, health, leadership and human rights in the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean. Andrew Young Presents, the Emmy-nominated, nationally syndicated series of specials produced by Ambassador Young through the Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc. is seen in nearly 100 American markets and worldwide through the American Forces Network. Its first episode was drawn from the documentary film Rwanda Rising, about Rwanda’s progress since the genocide of 1994.Young narrated the film. Ambassador Young retired from GoodWorks International, LLC, in 2012 after well over a decade of facilitating sustainable economic development in the business sectors of the Caribbean and Africa.

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