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St. John Fisher College to Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 17


St. John Fisher College to Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 17

The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated with a special event at St. John Fisher College on Monday, January 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Cleary Family Auditorium. The theme of this year’s event is “Conquering Self-Centeredness.” Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams, a noted author, lecturer, talk radio host, motivational speaker and entrepreneur, will serve as the keynote speaker. The celebration is free and open to the public.

Dr. Williams is the founding president and CEO of HumanWorks Affiliates Inc., which provides social services to children and adults, and offers management and staffing support to social service agencies.

When he was just five years old, Williams and his 11 siblings suddenly lost their mother to a cranial aneurysm. His experiences growing up in the New York City foster care system has left an unforgettable mark on his life, and has shaped his professional career and personal interests.

His weekly primetime television show, The Navigating Your Life Show with Dr. Nat Williams, offers viewers information about empowerment, enlightenment, and encouragement.

He has authored nine books, most recently, “Attaining Your Personal Best,” which was published in November 2010.

In addition to his master’s degree in business administration from Strayer University, Williams holds master’s degrees from Lincoln University and Cheyney University. He also earned his doctorate in education from Fielding Graduate University.

He resides in Lehigh Valley, PA, with his wife and their seven children.

Musical selections will be performed by the Disciples for Christ Community Choir, and by Myra Brown, minister, Spiritus Christi Church. Fisher student Antoinette Poole will present a dance performance. In addition, Fisher students Dalton Hudson and Zakiya Moss will be named the 2010-2011 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Undergraduate Diversity Scholars.

The College will provide a shuttle service between the Park and Ride lot on Fairport Road and Kearney Hall. The program will be interpreted for the hearing impaired and the facility is wheelchair-accessible.

For more information about the celebration, please contact Yantee Slobert, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs, at 585-385-8423.

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