HONORING A DREAM
On February 19, Clark College welcomed artist and author damali ayo to celebrate Black History Month and honor the life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The focus of the celebration, sponsored by Clark College Multicultural Student Affairs, was “Everyday Kings: Taking the Struggle to End Racism into Your Own Hands.”
With nearly 150 people on hand, Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard read a proclamation in honor of the event and Black History Month. Clark College students gave "I Have A Dream" presentations in honor of Dr. King.
|Above left (left to right): Acting Director of Student Life & Multicultural Student Affairs Ted Broussard and Vice President of Student Affairs Rachel Ruiz welcome damali ayo to Clark College. Above right (left to right): damali ayo shares a light moment with Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard and Clark College Interim President Bob Knight.|
The author of How to Rent a Negro, damali ayo has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel, as well as programs on ABC News and on MSNBC. Her dynamic presentation was recorded by Clark Vancouver Television (CVTV) and is airing on Channel 23.
|Audience members listened intently to ayo's presentation. As the moving evening came to a close, the audience was also treated to a performance by the Community A.M.E. Zion Church Choir.|