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PBS Newshour Journalist To Give Virtual Address During Annual MLK Event

Yamiche Alcindor photo
GVSU Relations

An award-winning journalist with the PBS Newshour will be the keynote speaker at the annual MLK event held in January.

Journalist and White House Correspondent for the PBS Newshour, Yamiche Alcindor will give the keynote address during West Michigan’s commemoration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Alcindor joined PBS NewsHour in 2018.
The virtual program will take place on Monday, January 18th.  Alcindor’s address, “The Legacy of MLK: Purpose, Truth and Justice,” is sponsored by Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport University.
On the 35th anniversary of this community event, GVSU President Dr. Philomena Mantella said she is pleased the higher education partners teamed up to bring Alcindor to the community.
President Mantella said, "Dr. King’s legacy invites all of us to commit ourselves to fighting systemic racism by supporting the Black community and elevating their voices and experiences of yesterday, today and tomorrow," adding, "Together, we as a nation have work to do."
The Event again is January 18th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm It’s free and open to the public.  Register online prior to January 17th to receive a link to the  Zoom webinar.
More information about Alcindor, the January 18 event and other GVSU events to commemorate King's life are online at gvsu.edu/mlk.