"Change Your Life, Change Your World: A Spoken Word Performance by Omékongo Dibinga”

7:00 PM  - 8:30 PM
Thursday Apr 25, 2013
Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

The Program Board and SPEAK! Series Present...

Omékongo is a motivational speaker, trilingual poet, CNN contributor, TV talk show host, and rapper. He has shared the stage with Wyclef Jean, OutKast, Sonia Sanchez, Dennis Brutus, and The Last Poets. Omékongo has studied at Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Georgetown, Morehouse, and The Fletcher School, where he received his M.A. in Law & Diplomacy. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in International Education Policy at The University of Maryland, where he worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Teaching Diverse Students Initiative,” as well as a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Michael Eric Dyson at Georgetown. He provides educational and diversity empowerment as a consultant and motivational speaker for organizations, associations and institutions. His life’s mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large.  

Brought to you by a collaboration between the Program Board and the SPEAK! Series.

This event is part of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center's ongoing series, "SPEAK! A Series of Conscious Conversations." The purpose of "SPEAK!" is to engage the Macalester Community in a series of intimate conversations with dynamic speakers on transnational issues. For more information about this event and/or the "SPEAK!" series, please contact Karla Benson Rutten, Director of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center, at benson@macalester.edu.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: Free

Sponsored By: Lealtad-Suzuki Center

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