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Iyanla Vanzant Headlines MLK Event

Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. Photo by the U.S. Information Agency, Press and Publications Service.

The African American Cultural Center presents, “An Evening with Iyanla Vanzant, Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the McKimmon Center.

“Vanzant has dedicated her life to showing her audiences how to embrace personal and societal peace,” says Sheila Smith McKoy, the center’s director. “She is an ideal presenter for our campus Martin Luther King commemoration because she has been able to affirm the social and personal justice ideals for which we remember Dr. King.”

Vanzant is an author and lecturer and currently hosts her own program, “Iyanla, Fix My Life,” on the OWN network.  She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the View, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Michael Baisden Show and the Steve Harvey Morning Show.

She has  been hailed as one of Halle Berry’s five “Sheroes” (Glamour Magazine 2006), one of the country’s most influential African Americans (Ebony Magazine 2004), among the country’s 100 Influential Women (Women’s Day Magazine 2003) and one of the “most dynamic speakers in the United States” (Emerge Magazine 2000).

Vanzant is the founder and director of the Institute for Spiritual Development, which offers classes, workshops and products designed to facilitate the evolution of human consciousness.

This event is free to students, faculty and staff but a ticket is required. To obtain a ticket, visit Ticket Central and present your employee ID. One free ticket per person. Members of the public may purchase tickets for $10 through Ticket Central.

For more information, call 515-1100 or visit the Ticket Central website.

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