From the UF Black Graduate Student Organization

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gala 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m.

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The UF Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) invites you to hear 2020 Dr. Martin King Jr. Gala keynote speaker Symone Sanders offer insights on the impact of black women on political, civil rights, and social justice movements from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom on the University of Florida campus.

A champion for women, Sanders is a strategist, communications consultant, and CNN political commentator who served as a Spring 2018 Resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. She rose to prominence during her tenure as national press secretary for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, demonstrating at age 25 an uncanny command of the issues, earning her a place in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record and a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s lists of 16 young American shaping the 2016 election.

This event will also honor three members of the UF campus community for their commitment to furthering the ideals of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Jhody Polk (2018 Soros Justice Fellow), Erin Rice (Assistant Director, UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives), and Rev. Dr. Debra Walker King (Professor, UF Department of English).

UF MLK Gala honorees (left to right): Jhody Polk, Erin Rice, Debra Walker King

It will also feature performances by the University Gospel Choir and poet LaToya Scott.

Refreshments will be served after the event.

Doors open promptly at 6:30 p.m. Suggested (but not required) attire is semi-formal. See you this coming Thursday!

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