Thursday, January 7, 2010
Renowned Speaker Presents 'King's Dream' At Washington College
CHESTERTOWN – In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Washington College will present an address by nationally renowned speaker Dr. Boyce D. Watkins, assistant professor of finance at Syracuse University. Dr. Watkins will speak about “King’s Dream: The Importance of Access and Affordability of Education” in Decker Theatre on Tuesday, January 19, at 7 p.m.
Often referred to as “The People’s Scholar,” Dr. Watkins is one of the nation’s leading African-American social commentators. An advocate for education, economic empowerment and social justice, he regularly appears on CNN, “Good Morning America,” MSNBC, FOX News, BET, NPR and numerous other national media outlets.
Through his Step Up and Go to College Tour, Dr. Watkins has spoken to more than 50,000 African-American youth about the benefits of obtaining a college education. As a black financial speaker, he has given financial advice to millions of African-Americans through his series “Get Your Paper Straight” and “Black Love, Black Money, Black Relationships,” as well as more 150 national television, radio and print interviews in the last two years alone.
In addition to his position at Syracuse, Dr. Watkins is also a faculty affiliate with the College Sports Research Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Decker Theatre is located in the Daniel Z. Gibson Performing Arts Center. Admission to “King’s Dream: The Importance of Access and Affordability of Education” is free and open to the public.