The GVSU campus community is invited to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week by attending the MLK Program, featuring speaker Bakari Kitwana.
Bakari Kitwana, journalist and author, will be a keynote speaker during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Grand Valley.
Kitwana will lead the silent march on campus on January 16 and give an afternoon presentation in the Kirkhof Center. He will also be the evening speaker that day at the community event hosted by Grand Rapids Community College.
The author of four books, Kitwana is a senior media fellow at the Jamestown Project, a Harvard Law think-tank; and CEO of Rap Sessions, a company that conducts townhall meetings around the country on difficult topics facing the hip-hop generation. Kitwana’s latest book is 2010Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era.
He earned a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from the University of Rochester. For more on Kitwana, click here.