Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Soledad Keynote Speaker at UVM Martin Luther King Celebration

CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien will deliver the keynote speech for UVM's 2010 Martin Luther King Celebration, Education and Learning Week. O'Brien will speak on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel.

O'Brien has provided award-winning coverage for CNN on many of the top news stories of recent years, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 terrorist attack in London, as well as extensive coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Most recently, she has reported for CNN Presents: Black in America, an on-air and digital initiative that explores the state of Black America 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event, sponsored by the Office of the President, Student Life, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs and Academic Initiatives. will include a special guest performance by the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church Children's Gospel Choir.

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