On Monday, January 16 at 1:00pm., the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership will host its 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Brunch at the Kirkendoll Student Center on the campus of Lane College. This year’s keynote speaker will be William O. Cole, NAACP National Director of the Youth and College Division. In this role, he serves more than 700 youth councils, high school chapters, and college chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights. Wisdom brings extensive experience in civil rights advocacy training institute, electoral action training, grassroots organizing, issues toolkits, and webinars at the local, state, and national level. He has managed national campaign efforts focused on building Black political power through youth leadership development, advocacy, and direct action organizing for the past 3 years with the NAACP, formerly as the National Campaigns & Training Manager.
We will also be honoring Mr. Mal Matthews, Mrs. Wendllyn Trice Martin, Ms. Kandace Prather, and Mr. Corrion Davis with the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award for their hard work in the Jackson Community and on Lane College Campus.