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Martin Luther King Tribute: Keynote Speaker Reverend Dr. W. G. Hardy, Jr.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 7:00pm to Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 9:00pm

WHAT: MLK Tribute Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. W. G. Hardy, Jr.

WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Vanport Room 355

Reverend DR. W.G. HARDY, JR., a native of Portland, Oregon, is senior pastor of Highland United Church of Christ. Pastor Hardy works with community service entities and government agencies to advocate for Africa and gentrified North/Northeast Portland African American citizens. In 2000, he formed a non-profit called Highland Haven, which serves distressed communities in North/Northeast Portland with nine different social service programs. He also serves on the board of the African American Mental Health Coalition, where The Avel Gordly Center for Healing opened in 2008 to meet the mental health needs of the African American community and take away the shame associated with mental illness. Pastor Hardy received the 2004 NAACP Man of the Year Award and the lifetime Achievement Award from the World Arts Foundation.

This event is $5.00 for the general public and free to students with valid student ID. Tickets are available at the PSU Box Office, 503-725-3307 or email to

For more information about this event please contact the PSU Multicultural Center at: 503-725-5342 or email

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