January 20, 2016

NJCU Holds 27 th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon

Program to Feature Keynote by Ryan Haygood, Esq.
JERSEY CITY, NJ—New Jersey City University (NJCU) will hold its 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, January 20, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., in Multipurpose Rooms A, B, and C of the Michael G. Gilligan Student Union, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. Tickets are $30.00.
Based on the theme, “Breaking Down Walls of Hate: Still on the Battlefield,” the program will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and will feature a keynote address by Ryan P. Haygood, one of the nation’s leading civil rights advocates and the third president and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.
During the program, the 2016 Martin Luther King Scholarship will be presented to Amanda Tobias, a bachelor of science in nursing student who maintains a 4.0 cumulative grade point average and has been previously honored by Jersey City for her work in the community. The 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award will be presented to Dr. Jennifer Mullan ’01, an NJCU psychotherapist who serves as coordinator of the nationally-recognized Peers Educating Peers (PEP) program, co-founder and co-facilitator of the LGBTQIA++ Support Group, and a founding member of the Undoing Racism committee.
For tickets or information call NJCU’s Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center at (201)200-3524 or visit https://secure.touchnet.net/C21117_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=404&SINGLESTORE=true
To donate to NJCU’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, visit https://njcu.ejoinme.org/MyPages/2016MLKJrScholarshipFund/tabid/744421/Default.aspx.
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