Multicultural Student Life

BCPC Fall 2015 Events


Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Celebration: Featuring Dr. Charles Ogletree
Thursday, January 15th, 7:00 PM
University Center Auditorium

The MLK Day celebration is set to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Known for being one of the most influential Civil Rights leaders of his era, Dr. King is now celebrated on this national holiday to commemorate the impact of his work for today’s society. Charles Ogletree will be the featured speaker.

Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, is a prominent legal theorist who has earned an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. He has examined these issues not only in the classroom, on the Internet, and in the pages of prestigious law journals, but also in the everyday world of the public defender in the courtroom and in public television forums where these issues can be dramatically revealed. He furthers dialogue by insisting that the justice system protect rights guaranteed to those citizens by law. Ogletree is the Founding and Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s new Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, named in honor of the visionary lawyer who spearheaded the litigation in Brown v. Board of Education that focuses on a variety of issues relating to race and justice.


The 10th Annual Legends Lecture: Featuring Lisa Leslie
Monday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM
University Center Auditorium

The Legend’s Lecture series hopes to honor and raise public awareness of the accomplishments of an African-American who has, in some way, positively shaped African-American culture in their lifetime. The Legend’s Lecture Series was inaugurated in 2005, making this our 10th Annual Legend’s Lecture Event.

Black History Month Gala: Featuring Blake Leeper, "The American Blade Runner"
Friday, February 27th, 7:00 PM
University Center Ballroom

As Black History month comes to a close, the Black Cultural Programming Committee seeks to acknowledge the accomplishments and achievements of students of color.

The “American Blade Runner” Blake Leeper defines what it means to set your mind to accomplishing your wildest dreams. Using sport analogies and personal stories, he inspires audiences to run towards their dreams rather than walk. His encouraging and powerful message will help others believe in themselves, remain persistent and ultimately embrace their flaws to achieve their goals.


Young Professionals Lecture: Featuring Eunique Jones
Monday, March 30th, 7:00 PM
University Center Auditorium



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