Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are teaming up to present the fifth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration.
The event’s theme is “Bridging the Gaps” and will feature educator Cherry Ross Gooden as the speaker. Gooden will speak on the importance of education at the event and about the impact that it has on society as a whole.
Gooden served Texas Southern University for 36 years as an associate professor and chairperson for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has earned her bachelor’s degree as well as a master’s degree in elementary education from Texas Southern University of Houston. Gooden earned her doctorate of education degree in educational leadership from the University of Houston. She has over 48 years of teaching experience including elementary and university levels.
MLK Jr. was a famous activist in the ’50s and ’60s who led nonviolent protests during the civil rights movement. King is perhaps best known for his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and is considered by many to be one of the greatest leaders in history.
The event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26 in Wolf Recital Hall on East Campus.