Southeast Missouri State University

Date

January 21, 2015

Time

6 p.m.

Location

Show Me Center

Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O'Brien is an award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer. O’Brien was the originator of Black in America and Latino in America. In June 2013 she launched Starfish Media Group, a multiplatform media production and distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories. Starfish Media Group continues to produce Black in America and Latino in America and other programming for CNN. Also, in June 2013, O’Brien joined HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel as a correspondent, and joined the Harvard University Graduate School of Education as a visiting fellow for the 2013-14 school year. In 2010, she wrote a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey through the Land of Possibilities, which chronicles her biggest reporting moments and how her upbringing and background have influenced these experiences. O'Brien came to CNN from NBC News where she anchored the network’s Weekend Today. Soledad O’Brien is a graduate of Harvard University and currently lives with her husband and four children in Manhattan.

Celebration Dinner Sponsorship Information

Sponsorships may be purchased until January 3, 2015. There are four sponsorship levels available:

  • Platinum Level Sponsorship = $3,000 per table
    Entitles your organization to publicity in all ads, recognition at the dinner, eight passes to the VIP Reception with Ms. O'Brien and eight dinner tickets.
  • Gold Level Sponsorship = $1,200 per table
    Entitles your organization to recognition at the dinner, four passes to the VIP reception with Ms. O'Brien and eight dinner tickets.
  • Silver Level Sponsorship = $300 per table
    Entitles your organization to recognition at the dinner and eight dinner tickets.
  • Bronze Level Sponsorship = $250 per table
    Entitles your organization to recognition at the dinner and enables eight students to attend the dinner.*

* Purchase of a Bronze sponsorship provides tickets for student use only.  If you are purchasing tickets for your organization, the Silver Sponsorship or higher is recommended.

For more information please contact the MLK Committee at (573) 651-2626 or mlkcommittee@semo.edu.

Registration

Online registration is now available using the links below.  For more information please contact Melike Altintas or Amanda Hargrove at (573) 651-2626 or mlkcommittee@semo.edu.

Celebration Dinner Registration - External Sponsors 

Celebration Dinner Registration - Internal Sponsors

Ticket Information

Individual dinner tables and tickets are available for purchase in the bookstore. Individual dinner tables are $160 and tickets are $20 each. Free individual student tickets will be available for pick up at the bookstore till supplies last. Additional student tickets will be $5 each.
For more information please contact Melike Altintas or Amanda Hargrove at (573) 651-2626 or mlkcommittee@semo.edu.

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