Two of the nation’s leading African-American intellectuals will be speaking at Brown University and the University of Rhode Island.
URI will host Charles Ogletree on Feb. 5. Ogletree is a nationally-known Harvard University Law School professor and longtime mentor and adviser to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both the Obamas were Ogletree’s students at Harvard. Ogletree is an expert on criminal and civil rights legal issues.
At URI, Ogletree will be delivering the university’s annual Black History Month lecture. The speech is scheduled for 7:15 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.
Brown will host Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Jan. 30. She will give the annual MLK Jr. lecture. A lawyer, Bernice King is the CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
King will speak on the topic of addressing social equity issues in health care. Her speech is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium. It is also free and open to the public.