WHAT: Dr. Bernice King speaking at Portland State University on the legacy of her father, Martin Luther King, Jr. The evening celebration will include a music ensemble by the legendary music hall of fame inductees Linda Hornbuckle and Janice Scroggins.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Peter Stott Center, 930 SW Hall St., Portland, OR 97201
COST: Free to PSU students (one ticket each); $15 faculty/staff/general public + $2 service fee.
Seating is limited. Purchase tickets online or in person through the PSU Box Office, or call 503-725-3307. PSU has just released a small batch of tickets for this event. The tickets are free to PSU students, faculty, staff, and to Portland Community College students. Go to: http://portlandstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=709&c... to reserve your ticket.
CONTACT: Global Diversity and Inclusion Office, 503-725-5919
Dr. Bernice A. King, youngest daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the chief executive officer of The King Center.
Dr. King is a minister, activist and public speaker, focusing on social justice, nonviolence and personal motivation – particularly among young people. She also is a member of Georgia’s state bar, and served as a law clerk in the Fulton County (GA) juvenile court system.
Dr. King spearheaded the Aug. 28 “Let Freedom Ring” event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and her father’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The event included President Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as international leaders, dignitaries and entertainers.
A powerful speaker, Dr. King delivered her first sermon at Ebenezer Baptist, the church of her father and grandfather. She has spoken at the United Nations, the White House, and locations around the world. She is the founder of the nonprofit Be A King organization, whose mission is to help generations of people elevate the way they think, act, live and lead.
The King Center in Atlanta, which she leads, is the largest repository in the world of primary source materials on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the American civil rights movement.