Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration – January 14, 2013
The African American Cultural Center at NC State will present An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday January 14, 2013 from 6:00-9:00PM at the McKimmon Center. The event is part of the NC State celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets are available at NC State's Ticket Central; please see their website for hours.
Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy, director of the African American Cultural Center notes that “Vanzant has dedicated her life to showing her audiences how to embrace personal and societal peace. She is an ideal presenter for our campus Martin Luther King Commemoration because she has been able to affirm the social and personal justice ideals for which we remember Dr. King.”
Iyanla Vanzant is an author and lecturer and currently hosts her own program, Iyanla, Fix My Life on the OWN network. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Michael Baisden Show and The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Vanzant holds a juris doctorate, a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, two honorary doctorates, an Emmy, and an NAACP Image Award. She has been hailed as one of Halle Berry’s five “Sheroes” (Glamour Magazine 2006); one of the country’s most influential African Americans (Ebony Magazine, 2004); among the country’s most 100 Influential Women (Women’s Day Magazine 2003); and one of the “most dynamic speakers in the United States” (Emerge Magazine 2000).
Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and director of the Institute for Spiritual Development. The Institute offers classes, workshops, and products designed to facilitate the evolution of human consciousness: one mind, one life, one heart, one spirit at a time. She articulates her vision for the center as, “My greatest desire is for people to know who they are from the inside out and to use that knowledge to create the life they desire and deserve. I believe my purpose in life is to facilitate the evolution of human consciousness, how we think, through the understanding of spiritual principles. As we learn to align our being and thinking with the principles of Spirit, we become a divine expression and experience of all that life is meant to be. ”
Several of Iyanla Vanzant’s books, including her most recent, Peace from Broken Pieces, will be available for purchase following her presentation. She will be available to sign books following her lecture.
Please visit the African American Cultural Center’s website for more information. The African American Cultural Center promotes awareness of and appreciation for African American and other African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities. The African American Cultural Center stays actively engaged in the academic life of NC State with programs, resources and services that facilitate the cultural, intellectual and social growth of the entire university community.
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