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MLK Lecture in Social Justice
January 22, 2008, Volume 54, No. 18


R. Robinson Rosero

The 7th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25 in the Zellerbach Theatre at the Annenberg Center.

A Conversation on Reparations will feature Randall Robinson, founder of the TransAfrica Forum, lawyer and best-selling author and Carlos Alfonso Rosero, founding member of the Black Communities Process organization in Colombia. Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, director of the Center for Africana Studies and a host of the PBS series “History Detectives,” will moderate the discussion.

Mr.  Robinson is best known for his opposition to South African apartheid and his work on behalf of Haitian immigrants and Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Mr.  Rosero helped formulate Law 70, which requires the Colombian government to guarantee preservation of Colombian Afro-descendants’ ancestral territories, invest in their socioeconomic development and protect their cultural identity and civil rights.

Seating is limited; free tickets available at the Annenberg Box Office, or by calling (215) 898-3900.

For a list of the 2008 MLK events at Penn see www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk.

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