East Carolina University

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with Hill Harper

Visualizing the Dream, Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. , An Evening with Hill Harper

Humanitarian, actor, author, health and wellness ambassador/educator and philanthropist, Hill Harper addresses the ECU community in celebration of the annual MLK Jr. Celebration.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Wright Auditorium
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

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ECU Homepage, Lecture/Reading, University


Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, Student Affairs - Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Activities Board

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Public, Alumni, Non-EPA/SPA Staff, Staff, CSS/SPA Clinical Staff




Free. Tickets are available at the Central Ticket Office

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Melissa Haithcox-Dennis, LWCC

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Ronda Burgess

Ronda Burgess left a positive review 1/21/2014

This event was awesome and Hill Harper was an excellent speaker!!

Regina Figueiredo-Brown

Regina Figueiredo-Brown left a review 1/21/2014

Mr Harper is passionate and has been doing more than acquiring wealth for himself. That is good. He has a desire to help students and does more than just lament current conditions -- he gets involved. Very commendable. He tries to connect with people and motivate them to also become involved -- also good. I think his message was a bit conflicted, however. He mentions systemic and institutional causes for poverty. He touches on racism as the roots of these institutional and debilitating causes, yet all of his reform proposals seem to be at the individual level. The burden of victimization has to be correctly identified before we put the whole reform effort on the backs of the victims. You cannot support Michelle Rhee on the one hand and get mad at institutional racism on the other. They go together. I would have liked to asked about that. Also, I found his attack on the audience insulting. How does he know that I don't do anything to contribute? It is my life's work after all, as it was for many in the audience.

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