Martin Luther King, Jr. & Black History Month Celebration
The UCLA Black Staff and Faculty Association presents a Black History Month celebration and luncheon honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, featuring actress, activist, and co-founder of Artists for a New South Africa, Alfre Woodard.
Tuesday, February 27, 200712:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UCLA Ackerman Union
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The 39th Memorial MLK Anniversary Celebration -- It's Black History -- It's American History!
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Actress -- Civil Rights Activist -- Humanitarian
As an acclaimed Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, Alfre Woodard is recognized for her roles in Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Practice, and Desperate Housewives as well as television movies such as Miss Evers' Boys and The Piano Lesson. She has created a rich gallery of characterizations which, whether poverty-stricken or upper class, educated or not, never lost a certain instinctual savvy and realistic viewpoint.
Beyond her distinction as a celebrated actress, Alfre Woodard is committed to political activism in the United States and Africa, co-founding Artists for a New South Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to democracy and equality in South Africa and civil rights in the United States. She also actively participates in campaigns against environmental racism and promotes efforts to raise AIDS awareness.
Lunch will be served at 12:15 PM.
Cost : Students $15; Black Staff & Faculty Association members $25; general admission $30; for ticket information, contact VC Powe at 310-206-4776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor(s): , The UCLA Black Staff and Faculty Association.