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February 2018

MLK Agent of Change Reception

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Foundation Hall Manzulli Board Room

Each year the College recognizes members of our community for their commitment to furthering legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at our annual MLK Agent of Change Ceremony. This year, we will recognize the following change agents:

Faculty
Dr. Jonathan Blaize, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Student
Kaela Teele, Junior, Biology Major

Alumni
Keith Stith, Deputy Chief, Hudson County Prosecutor's Office - Criminal Investigations Division

Dr. Nell Braxton Gibson, will serves as the 2018 MLK Agent of Change Keynote speaker. Dr. Gibson was the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University and, in 1985, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree for her work in bringing more women and people of color onto the Board. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and is listed in Who's Who Among African Americans. Dr. Gibson is the former Chair of the New York Diocesan Committee on Reparations for Slavery. Dr. Gibson received the Bishop's Cross from the Episcopal Diocese of New York on November 4, 2016 for her social justice work. She was highlighted in a 2016 New York Daily News article on Unsung Heroes of Civil Rights and in February 2017 was shown with fellow civil rights activists on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

This event is open to the entire community, and we hope you will be able to join as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and honor the works of our awardees.

2018 Black Scholar Lecture

February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Steve Perry and Wagner Alumnae Dr. Nadia Lopez '98, will serve as the 2018 Black Scholar Lecturers on February 22, 2018, at 4:30pm in Spiro 2. Conversation will be moderated by Provost McNair.

A reception and book signing will immediately follow the talk in the Union Gallery and atrium.

About Dr. Perry
Dr. Steve Perry is the educator Oprah Winfrey, Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, Bishop TD Jakes and Steve Harvey call on to offer insight to parents and children. A diverse array of politicians and groups, from the Urban League to ALEC, even President Donald Trump, have reached out to Dr. Perry to better understand what matters to parents.

Dr. Steve Perry's unique and powerful voice is respected and has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET and NBC as well as on the Oprah Winfrey network in multiple shows.

His courage and piercing insights provides a fascinating perspective that is not often found in public discourse. Too often race, class, gender and political affiliations mute others voices. Dr. Perry fearlessly speaks from the heart, which births unpredictability.

About Dr. Lopez
Dr. Lopez has been described as "an educator, pioneering a path of inspired leadership to show the world how under-privileged communities can make beat the odds and create positive institutions that have a global impact.

As the founding Principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a New York City Public School, Nadia became internationally known after the popular blog, Humans of New York (HONY), featured one of her students. This student told HONY founder, Brandon Stanton, that the greatest influence on his life was his Principal, Nadia. Nadia’s story became a viral sensation as millions of people around the world became impressed with the positive learning environment, high expectations, and growing success rate at a school right in the middle of one of the most under-served communities in America.

This lecture is sponsored, in part, by the Office of the Provost, the Division of Campus Life, the Center for Intercultural Advancement and the Office of Co-Curricular Programs.

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