In a video piece honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., CBS News interviewed Rev. Forrest M. Pritchett, Senior Adviser to Provost for Diversity, Equity, on Seton Hall University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Program, highlighting the program's more than 50-year-old history of educating students on the principles of the civil rights leader.
As program director, Rev. Pritchett discussed how the program prepares students to be advocates of social justice through the perspectives of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while fostering a community-focused application of student learning.
He also emphasized the adaptability of the program's curriculum through its annual all-day symposium – held on the federal holiday – that "looks at Dr. King's works and writings…[and] equips attendees with state-of-art knowledge on anti-racism work."
Senior and MLK Program Scholar Akaysha Palmer also participated in the interview, offering her perspective on why she applied to the program and how her future career path in diplomacy will allow her to educate on diversity and serve communities.
To view the news segment, please visit CBS News, "Students In Seton Hall Leadership Program Carry On Principles Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
Those interested can also view recordings of the 2022 MLK Jr. Day Symposium titled "Perspectives on Racism, Privilege and Justice" below:
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Symposium 2022 - Morning Session
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day Symposium 2022 - Afternoon Session
For more information on the MLK Leadership Program, please contact Rev. Forrest M. Pritchett, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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