Councilman Larry B. Seabrook to Deliver Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Feb. 11

Larry B. SeabrookNew York City Councilman Larry B. Seabrook will deliver Lehman College’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, February 11, at 11 a.m. in the Lovinger Theatre. Sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies, along with Lehman’s Center for Urban Male Leadership, the event is free and open to the public.

Councilman Seabrook’s speech will focus on the theme “Fulfilling the Dream.” In 2001, he became the first African American to hold office in three legislative branches: New York State Assembly, New York State Senate, and New York City Council. He has advocated for equal opportunity in hiring practices, which helped to bring about legislation barring employment discrimination and increasing penalties for civil rights violations. A Bronx resident, Councilman Seabrook also spearheaded the Drug Trader Arrests and Conviction Program, which led to over a thousand drug-related arrests in the Bronx.

Councilman Seabrook holds a B.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he also teaches as an adjunct; an M.A. from Long Island University; and a J.D. from CUNY Law School in Queens. He earned a graduate certificate from the United Nations and received the John Jay College Distinguished Service Award.

Other speakers at the lecture will include Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández, who will deliver welcoming remarks. The Boys Choir of Harlem will give a performance at the lecture as well.

For more information, contact Lehman's Department of African and African American Studies at (718) 960-7803.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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