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University of Houston-Clear Lake invites all to attend the Dream Alive Program Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Theater. Colorado’s former Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers will present the program, which offers an uplifting look at the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. For more information, call the university’s Office of Human Resources, 281-283-2164.
UH-Clear Lake hosts “Dream Alive” program
From The Office of Communications at University of Houston-Clear Lake
February 14, 2007
Explore the vision of Martin Luther King Jr. as University of Houston-Clear Lake presents the Dream Alive Program on Feb. 21, 3 p.m., in the Bayou Theater.
The program, co-sponsored by the university’s Offices of Human Resources, the President, and the Associate Vice President for Student Services, features live commentary by Colorado ’s former Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers and increases understanding of the numerous contributions made by Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders.
“You will not want to miss it,” says UH-Clear Lake Executive Director of Human Resources Katherine Justice. “The program is an effort to help increase the understanding of the enormous contributions that Dr. King imparted to the nation and a reminder that his wisdom and vision are timeless.”
Rogers takes audience members back to the 1963 March on Washington where King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech reached an estimated quarter of a million Americans participating in the march. Following the Rogers presentation, audience members are asked to reflect on King’s words and think about how they relate to life in today’s society. The program concludes with the “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” speech King delivered in Memphis , Tenn. the night before his assassination in 1968.
In 2001, Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System awarded Rogers with the Trumpet Award, one of the nation’s highest honors that recognizes African-America achievement. Past recipients of the award include Muhammad Ali, former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Rogers had the distinction of serving as America ’s youngest Lieutenant Governor for Colorado in 2003. He is only the fourth African-American in U.S. history ever elected as a state’s number two executive.
As well as being as a national speaker, lecturer and practicing attorney, Rogers served on the seven-member National Commission on the Voting Rights Act in 2006. Rogers also penned his first book “The Letter to My Son,” which will be published this spring.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Groups of 20 or more are asked to reserve space by contacting UH-Clear Lake ’s Executive Director of Human Resources Katherine Justice, 281-283-2164.
University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 30 undergraduate and over 40 graduate degree programs, as well as a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu .
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