This year, DePaul will celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with keynote speaker, Elaine Brown. In 1974, Brown became the first and only woman to lead the Black Panther Party. Today, as an activist, writer, and popular lecturer, she promotes the vision of an inclusive and egalitarian society, focusing on resolving problems of race, gender oppression, and class disparity in the United States. Please join us on Monday, January 17, 2011 as Elaine gives our keynote address.
Her first address, “Fierce Angels: Women in the Civil Rights Movement,” will be held at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at 8:30 am. Her second talk, “In Defense of Our Boys,” will be held at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Evening Lecture. Drawing from her experience and knowledge on youth activism and prison reform, Elaine Brown will give a talk on the challenges facing young men of color and the role of higher education in providing opportunities for future generations.
Evening Program starts at 6:00 pm
St. Vincent DePaul Church
1010 W. Webster
Chicago, IL 60614