Presentations to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Binghamton University will honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr. with two performances of the acclaimed “Dream Alive” program featuring Joe Rogers, former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The presentations, which are free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, in the Mandela Room of the University Union. Both presentations will be followed by a reception in the Old Union Hall.
The “Dream Alive” program, which is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, has been presented at colleges, corporations and conferences throughout the United States. Joe Rogers, through a live commentary, will take audience members back in time to the renowned 1963 march on Washington, DC, where King delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and to his final words delivered in 1968 in Memphis, TN.
In 2003, Rogers completed a history-making term as the Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, where he held the distinction of being the youngest in America’s history to have served in this role and only the 4th African American ever elected as Colorado’s #2 executive. Now a practicing attorney in Colorado, Rogers has been widely recognized for his work and commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Americans.
For more information, call Binghamton University’s Multicultural Resource Center at 607-777-4472.