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MLK Speaker Discusses ‘Minority Men and the American Future’

Joshua DuBois, who led President Obama’s fatherhood and mentoring initiative and wrote a groundbreaking magazine cover story on “The Fight for Black Men,” keynotes Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Alma College.

Celebrating in song.Celebrating in song.Joshua DuBois, former head of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships under President Barack Obama, will keynote Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Alma College with a talk on “Minority Men and the American Future.”

He will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in the Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall. Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.

DuBois spearheaded the White House’s work on responsible fatherhood, grassroots community partnerships and religion in foreign affairs during President Obama’s first term and remains a leading voice on issues impacting African Americans.

He was the author of the groundbreaking Newsweek cover story, “The Fight for Black Men,” and wrote the best-selling book, President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama. A frequent media commentator, DuBois’ work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News’ “This Week,” PBS “Newshour,” CNN and elsewhere.

Dar MayweatherDar MayweatherToday, DuBois leads Values Partnerships, a consulting firm that seeks to create community and faith-based partnerships for public, private and non-profit sectors.

The complete list of Alma College events that honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. follows.

Martin Luther King Jr. Events at Alma College
January 16-21, 2019

Jan. 16/Patrick Furlong, professor of history at Alma College, leads a Diversity Dialogue discussion on Nelson Mandela titled “Transition from Apartheid to Democracy” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 in Hamilton Commons, Thistle Room. Admission is free and open to the public.

Jan. 18/Joshua DuBois, former head of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships under President Obama, keynotes Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Alma College. He discusses “Minority Men and the American Future” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall. Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.

Jan. 20/The Alma College Chapel’s weekly ecumenical service celebrates the Rev. Dr. King’s favorite hymns, songs and spirituals at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 . All are welcome to the service at Dunning Memorial Chapel.

Jan. 21/The social fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) sponsors a Red Cross Blood Drive at Alma College from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Tyler-Van Dusen Commons. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome as space permits.

Jan. 21/Alma College observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King at 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 21 in the Dunning Memorial Chapel. The service includes favorite songs, readings, choral selections by the Alma College Choir, dance pieces by the Alma College Dance Department and a message by Chaplain Andrew Pomerville reflecting Dr. King’s desire for the “Beloved Kingdom.” All are welcome.

Jan. 21/Dar Mayweather, a diversity leadership trainer and founder of DoingTheGoodWork.com, discusses cultural awareness in the workplace at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 in the Dow Science Center, Room L1, at Alma College. Admission to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day workshop, sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office and Career Development, is free and open to the public.

Story published on January 02, 2019