Adanti Student Center - Ballroom
Speaker: Yan Searcy, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Health and Human Services
Join us as Dr. Searcy recounts his own personal journey with Dr. King. A member of the first generation to be born and raised after the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Searcy will share his experiences with race and how his appreciation for Dr. King evolved from his elementary school exposure to the "Dream" speech, undergraduate exposure to the "Mountaintop," and to his post-graduate exposure to King's anti-poverty and peace advocacy. Dr. Searcy celebrates the humility, evolution, struggle, triumph, and legacy of one of history's greatest leaders.
Yan Dominic Searcy has been a university professor for 23 years. He currently serves as the associate dean of the School of Health and Human Services at Southern. His areas of research and scholarly interest are urban poverty, race and diversity, social work with adolescents, mentoring, and factors that influence exercise. On campus he is one of the faculty advisors to Brotherhood of Scholarship and Excellence (BroSE). In the community he serves on the Board of Clifford Beers Clinic of New Haven and is the chair of the Stratford-based Citizens Addressing Racial Equity (CARE). His greatest honor is being husband to Ericka and father to Joaquin and Elijah.
Featuring live entertainment from SCSU students
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by the Multicultural Center
Phone: (203) 392-5888