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NYU Thought Leader Discussion and Webcast: Death of a King: Tavis Smiley in Conversation with Cheryl Healton

The Diversity Committee of the College of Global Public Health and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities and Diversity at NYU have organized a one-on-one conversation between author, Mr. Tavis Smiley, one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and Dr. Cheryl Healton, Dean of NYU’s College of Global Public Health.

With the approaching 49th anniversary of King’s tragic death, Tavis Smiley will discuss his book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Last Year. His book is an in-depth chronicle of the twelve months leading up to the shocking assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The best-selling author reveals the various obstacles King faced and how he rose above them to fight racism, poverty, and the militarism that threatened to destroy our society.

The subjects for this discussion include the remarkable legacy of Dr. King and the continuing battle for civil rights since his untimely death. Dean Healton and Tavis Smiley will also discuss the growing public health threat of gun violence in the nation and strategies to reduce it.

For those in the metropolitan New York City area, please join us in person by registering at this link- http://bit.ly/2n50R3u

This conversation will also be livestreamed on #FacebookLIVE: http://bit.ly/2mxz6Tp.

Location: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 914, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012