Kennesaw State University will celebrate the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a day devoted to volunteer service on Saturday, Jan. 19, and a Sunday, Jan.20, forum featuring author Cornel West.
Kennesaw State’s annual observance of the M.L. King Jr. holiday, titled “Celebrating a Dream Come True,” will feature a “Day of
Impact” in which Kennesaw State University and the Cobb County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have partnered to conduct volunteer service projects to benefit Kennesaw Mountain Park and other local non-profit
organizations. The annual observance is presented by the African-American Student Alliance and the Office of Multicultural Student Retention Services at Kennesaw State.
Cornel West, featured speaker at the Sunday M.L. King Jr. forum, is the author of 19 books, most notably his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters. His recent books include a memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, and a social commentary, The Rich and the Rest of Us, which he co-authored with broadcaster Tavis Smiley.
West, who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at Princeton, is the Class of 1943
University Professor at Princeton University. He appears frequently on the “Bill Maher Show,” “Colbert Report,” CNN and C-Span, as well as on the Tavis Smiley TV show on PBS.
The volunteer projects will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan.19, at various Cobb County locations. For information, contact Brent
Obleton at 678-797-2575 or via e-mail at Bmo6386@kennesaw.edu.
West will speak Sunday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center on the Kennesaw State University
campus, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA, 30144.
The public is invited. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.