As part of a series of University events surrounding the 35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, join “When They See Us” actor, global entrepreneur and teacher Dexter McKinney ’09, G’13 as he shares his inspiring story of how he managed to transcend race and adversity in the City of Syracuse while making his dreams come true.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the 35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee, and the Office of Community Engagement, McKinney’s performance will provide audience members with a view into the life of a young, African American man, the challenges and adversity he has faced and their ties to race, and how that adversity transformed his life and has helped him transform the lives of others.
McKinney will perform “Transcending Race and Adversity,” which will be followed by an interview and an audience Q&A session.
Additional events surrounding the 35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration with featured speaker Rev. Raphael Warnock include:
- Sheroes of Poetry – Spoken Word Poetry by Women Authors (registration required)
- Sonny Kelly Presents “The Talk”
This event was first published on January 13, 2020 and last updated on November 18, 2020.