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Civil Rights Activist to Speak at UW March 24

March 13, 2017
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Civil rights activist and writer Shaun King will speak at the University of Wyoming Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. (Ross Oscar Knight Photo)

Civil rights activist and writer Shaun King will speak at the University of Wyoming Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

The Good Mule Project will host the event.

“The Good Mule Project is a UW student-led initiative that fosters a community of dialogue and action around multicultural and diversity issues through the lens of social justice activism,” says Richard Raridon, project coordinator for the Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office that sponsors the program.

The Good Mule Project will host the Social Justice Summit Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center at the Ivinson Mansion, located at 603 E. Ivinson Ave. in Laramie. Participants will work to develop a collaborative plan to advance social justice issues in the UW and Laramie communities.

King is the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News and a political commentator for The Young Turks, a news and commentary YouTube channel. He is known for his use of social media to promote various causes, including the Black Lives Matter movement. 

King’s work focuses on discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex and social justice in the wake of violence in New York, N.Y.; Baltimore, Md.; Cleveland, Ohio; Ferguson, Mo.; and Charleston, S.C.

He has spent much of the past 15 years raising nearly $10 million for charities and causes across the globe. He has received numerous awards, including the Epoch Humanitarian Award and the Hometown Hero Award from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

To register for the Social Justice Summit, go to www.uwyo.edu/slce.

For more information about the events or The Good Mule Project, call the SLCE office at (307) 766-3117 or email Raridon at rraridon@uwyo.edu.


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