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MLK Tribute and Inaugural 'Embodiment of Hope Award' Set for Jan. 17

On Jan. 17, UC’s African American Cultural & Resource Center will host the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., tribute.

The University of Cincinnati African American Cultural & Resource Center will host its annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at noon, Thursday, January 17, in The Great Hall, Tangeman University Center.

All are welcome. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with a reception and light refreshments.

The event will include a presentation of the inaugural MLK Embodiment of Hope Award. This award will recognize a faculty or staff member who daily exemplifies the highest caliber of spirit and service in implementing the vision espoused by Dr. King.

Theme of the event is “Building Intersections of Change: A Global Response to the Dream,” with the keynote address by UC alumna Tamaya Dennard, who earned an International Business degree at the university and currently serves as a Cincinnati City Council member.

Dennard has studied abroad and works as an innovation specialist with Design Impact, a non-profit that partners with hundreds of organizations from Cincinnati to San Diego, tackling complex social challenges as diverse as health disparity, food access, organizational culture, and early education.