The College’s Office of Institutional Diversity’s yearly event will feature Dr. J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of UMass Boston, as the keynote speaker. Prior to his appointment as chancellor, Dr. Motley also served in various roles both on the UMass campus and in their UMass System’s office, following more than 20 years as an administrator for Northeastern University. He is also the founder and education chair of Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts, Inc., and the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self-Development, an academic and social enrichment program for school-aged children of color.
“The legacy of Dr. King is something we are proud to celebrate,” said Dr. Charles Wall, President of Massasoit Community College.
“We look forward to welcoming Chancellor Motley to our campus for this inspiring event.”
The Annual MLK Celebration program is designed to celebrate diversity and to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by bringing together faculty, staff, students, and the broader community.
The celebration, which will also kick off Massasoit’s recognition of Black History Month, will be held on the Brockton Campus in the Anna P. Buckley Performing Arts Center Large Theater from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.