Voices of a Generation: Music, Media and Social Activism
Voices of a generation is the recurring theme in Alma College’s week-long commemoration of the legacy of Martin Luther King. Jr. The week features Jeff Johnson, political motivator and social commentator most widely known for his appearance on Black Entertainment Television shows “The Jeff Johnson Chronicles” and “Rap City.” On these shows, Johnson is known for voicing challenges to the issues of violence and voting. In his speaking engagements, he encourages his audiences to find the new leader to reclaim the leadership mantle of luminaries like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and help their communities and each other by continuing the legacy of great social leaders.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday Jan. 21, Johnson will participate in an afternoon panel discussion and deliver his public speech in the evening. Other events during the week reflect the community service Dr. King championed. The popular Poetry Slam returns for the third year to Clack Auditorium and the Second Annual Reflections Contest finishes the week by offering students the opportunity to say and show what Dr. King means to them. All events are free and open to the public.
This page, http://www.alma.edu/news/releases/mlk_2008, contains links to the Schedule of Events, features from previous MLK events at Alma College, further information on Johnson, a discussion board for the College community and resources to learn more about the life and legacy of Dr. King.
Posted: Fri, December 14th, 2007 at 10:36AM