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Annual MLK Event Features Talk on "Making a Career of Humanity"

On Monday, Feb. 3, Le Moyne will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an event entitled "Making a Career of Humanity." The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Panasci Chapel on the Le Moyne campus.

The program will feature a keynote address by Robert Carey, who knew Dr. King in Atlanta, and his wife Patricia Morrison Carey.

In addition to the speakers, the event will feature a "Spoken Word Choir" reciting some of Dr. King's most memorable quotes, musical performances by a joint choir of Le Moyne's Praise and Worship Team and the Jazzuits singing together for the first time, and an interpretive dance performance. Following the event, there will be a dessert reception.

Robert Carey completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University. In the course of taking a degree in Theology at Union Theological Seminary, he worked as an assistant minister with both Drs. King – “Daddy” King, Sr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. - at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia from 1963-64 and continued to be active in church programs while serving as interim director of the Atlanta Council on Human Relations from 1964-1965. He completed a second degree in Theology before beginning his doctoral studies in History at Columbia University. He has been on the faculty of the State University of New York, Empire State College since 1973, and his primary areas of interest are the history of slavery in America, the American Civil War, Religious Studies and Critical Reading. He also serves on the Empire State College Foundation Board.

Patricia Morris Carey’s career exemplifies a commitment to education, community, and activism. She currently serves as the associate dean for Student Affairs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. She also serves as associate vice provost for Diversity Programs, and adjunct assistant professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She is a founder of the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) and served as its third National President, with an emphasis during her tenure on networking, mentoring, and partnerships. Dr. Carey holds the Bachelor and Masters degrees from Michigan State University and the Ph.D. from New York University.

posted on: 1/9/2014