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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium on Social Change
January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18

MLK Lecture in Social Justice: Danny Glover

Danny Glover, actor, producer and humanitarian will deliver the 9th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, at the Zellerbach Theatre in the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Glover has been on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. In 2005, he co-founded Louverture Films, dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity.

Mr. Glover has been involved in wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to healthcare and education programs in the US and Africa. He served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Program,1998-2004, and is a UNICEF ambassador.

The Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will present the lecture as part of Penn’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change. Ticket information is available at the Annenberg Center box office (215) 898-3900.

MLK Interfaith Program: Dolores Huerta


Penn will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Commemoration with this year’s guest speaker Dolores Huerta, the president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). The Interfaith program will be held on Thursday, January 22, in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall at 6 p.m. and will include remarks by Provost Ron Daniels, who will also present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Awards.

Ms. Huerta has devoted her life to community organization and workers’ rights. In 1962 with César Chávez she co-founded the American UFW which lobbies government and negotiates contracts to ensure just working conditions and pay for farm workers. As the main negotiator for UFW, she obtained many “firsts” of which farm workers had previously been denied. The Dolores Huerta Foundation is dedicated to creating grassroots communities and teaching political organization.

For the complete list of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Events, visit: www.vpul.upenn.edu/ohe/mlk/index.htm


Almanac - January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18