As a part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the Office for Equity and Diversity along with the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center will host Tamika Mallory as guest speaker.
Mallory is nationally recognized as an outspoken champion for social justice who has worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence and police misconduct. Mallory has been publicly applauded as “a leader of tomorrow” by Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie B. Jarrett and was selected to serve on the transition committee of New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio.
She served as a national organizer for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which drew 300,000, as well as Justice or Else!, where she delivered a national address to over 700,000. A leading figure in the grassroots, community-based effort to stop gun violence in New York City, Mallory was instrumental in creating the NYC Crisis Management System, an official gun violence prevention program that awards nearly $20 million annually to innovative violence intervention organizations. After serving as National Action Network’s youngest executive director, she founded Mallory Consulting, a strategic planning firm in New York City.
Intellectual Perspective: After listening to Tamika Mallory speak, students will be able to engage in the conversation of how to build an inclusive community on campus and live out their visions for positive social change.
Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00pm
Wright Auditorium, Auditorium
Greenville, NC 27858-4353