A Message of Hope: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

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Join the Cultural Center in commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme is “A Message of Hope.” In addition to spoken word, musical, and vocal performances, we are excited to welcome our guest speaker Dr. Miles K. Davis, president of Linfield College.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Miles K. Davis

Dr. Miles K. Davis is the 20th president of Linfield College. Davis has a Ph.D. in human and organizational sciences from The George Washington University, an M.A. in human resource development from Bowie State University and a B.A. in communications from Duquesne University. He was the inaugural chair of the management science department at the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University and became the founding director of its Institute for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Davis went on to become the dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of business.

Davis is an authority on entrepreneurship whose most recent work focuses on integrity, values and principles in the business world, as well as faith-based entrepreneurship. He helps organizations manage cultural and structural changes, strategic planning, leadership development and strategic growth initiatives.

He is a member of the Society of Leadership Fellows at St. George’s House, an organization based out of Windsor Castle in England that brings together world leaders in a variety of fields to analyze contemporary issues. Davis is also the first college president to come out of The PhD Project, a network that helps members of underrepresented communities attain doctorates and become leaders in higher education.
Dr. Davis has won numerous awards including awards of service from the NAACP and the “Drum Major for Justice Award” from the United Churches of Christ.

Performances by: Edna Vazquez
“Edna Vazquez is a fearless singer, songwriter and guitarist who powerful voice and musical talent embrujan and transcend the boundaries of language to engage and uplift her audience. She is a creative crisol with a vocal range that allows her to paint seamlessly with her original material, an intersection of folk, rock, pop and R&B. Edna’s passion for music and performance grew from her bicultural raices and, with songs deeply rooted in universal human emotion, she has traveled far and wide spreading her message of light, love and cultural healing.”

* featured band performance at The Kennedy Center
* featured solo performance at KEXP
* the latest: The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, NYC Mariachi Flor De Toloache, TEDx Portland, and Pink Martini.
* website www.ednavazquez.com
* facebook @ednavazquezmusic
* instagram ednavazquezmusic

– Vocal Point from Newberg High School
– Spoken Word by: Rachel Leong, George Fox University student

ASL and Spanish interpretation available