Dynamic programs, dedicated faculty members and a renowned reputation allow the University of Hartford to be one of the top schools on the East Coast. As the University prepares to recognize Black History Month, it invites guests to join in the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21st. The program presented for the day will feature inspirational music and reflections, honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.
The program is titled “The Right to Dream,” and will take place on Monday, January 21st at 11 am in the Lincoln Theater. This is a free event at the university and is open to all.
Bringing the musical contribution to the event is the University of Hartford Magnet School Chorus and by the Hartt School faculty. Guests can look forward to a vocal performance by Shauntice Marshall and spoken word poetry by Bo-Edward Lawrence.
Speaking at the event is Teresa Younger, executive director of Connecticut’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. Younger has a long and diverse history of commitment to civil rights and civil liberties. Previously, she worked as the Director of Affiliate Organizational Development at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) national office. Prior to these credits, she was also the first woman and the first African American to serve as Executive Director of the ACLU of Connecticut.
Currently, Younger is the president of the board of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, as well as of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, among many other career successes. She was also honored by the Connecticut NAACP as one of the “100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut” in both 2009 and 2011, as well as being named one of the “Eight Remarkable Women in Business” by the Hartford Business Journal in 2009.
Join the University of Hartford for this fantastic event and be sure to come back as the university pays tribute to the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement with a three-part film series starting on January 29th.