Date

Wednesday, January 19, 2017

Time

Doors open at 5 p.m. Programs begins at 6 p.m.

Location

Show Me Center

Wes Moore

Mary Frances Berry
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dinner
Wednesday, January 19, 2017
6 p.m., Show Me Center

For more than four decades, Mary Frances Berry has been one of the most respected voices in our nation’s civil rights, gender equality, and social justice movements. Serving as chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans over the course of four presidential administrations. A trailblazer for women and African-Americans alike, she became the first woman to head a major research university, serving at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

One of the founders of the Free South Africa Movement, Berry and her organization were instrumental in raising global awareness of South African injustice, helping to end more than 40 years of apartheid. Berry served as assistant secretary for education in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, working to make historically inequitable systems achieve a new level of fairness.

Berry’s books cover a wide range of subjects, from the history of constitutional racism in America to the politics of parenthood. Her most recent book, “Power in Words: The Stories Behind Barack Obama’s Speeches, From the State House to the White House,” offers insight into President Obama’s most memorable speeches.

With fierce determination, Berry never backs down. Her clarion call challenges everyone to stand up, to stand tall, and to never give up the fight.

Ticket Information

Celebration Dinner Sponsorship Information

Sponsorships may be purchased until January 3, 2016. 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 Mr. Wes Moore and eight dinner tickets.
  • Gold Level Sponsorship = $1,500 per table
    Entitles your organization to recognition at the dinner, four passes to the VIP reception with Mr. Wes Moore 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

Registration will be open soon

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 information kiosk in the 3rd floor of the University Center while supplies last. Additional student tickets will be $5 each.
'For more information please contact Sia Sharma or Deborah Mckee at (573) 651-2626 or mlkcommittee@semo.edu.

Contact

mlkcommittee@semo.edu
Crisp Hall 132
M.L.K. Celebration
One University Plaza, MS 8000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701