Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly announces the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- César Chávez Luncheon, named for two giants who led non-violence peace movements for civil rights for African Americans and Mexican farm workers, respectively. This event continues the conversations arising from "The African Presence in Mexico" - the education panels display, exhibiting at Ashé through February 28, 2014.
Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson's expertise is in comprehensive community revitalization in marginalized communities, systems change, the dynamics of race and ethnicity and the roles of arts and culture in communities. Her work, based on more than 20 years of applied qualitative and quantitative research, appears in a wide range of professional and academic publications and she has been a speaker at scores of national and international conferences.
Ambassador James A. Joseph, a self-described "patriot," has had a distinguished career in business, education and civil society. A frequent speaker to academic, civic and religious audiences, he is the author of three books: "The Charitable Impulse," "Remaking America," and "Leadership as a Way of Being." He has lived and traveled abroad extensively, helping emerging leaders in South Africa. His expertise spans the areas of leadership, ethics and public service; philanthropy and nonprofits, and social policy.
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MARIA ROSARIO JACKSON, Ph.D., Urban Planning, Policy Maker, Philanthropist
Dr. Jackson is a master scholar and author on culture and its role in the socialization and the evolution of American society. Her projects in cities throughout the United States have explored the role of intermediaries in comprehensive community planning, the characteristics of place that lead to cultural vitality, the measurement of arts and cultural vitality and the integration of new topics into policies and programs concerned with quality of life. Her work appears in a wide range of professional and academic publications, and she has been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences.
JAMES A. JOSEPH, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa & Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Public Policy
Ambassador Joseph has a long history of leadership devising solutions to human problems. He is founder of the United States-Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values at Duke and the University of Cape Town. He has served in senior executive or advisory positions for four U.S. Presidents. In 1999, the Republic of South Africa awarded him the Order of Good Hope, the highest honor bestowed on a citizen of another country. Joseph has the distinction of being the only American ambassador to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela.
Tickets for the event are $30, available online at http://bit.ly/King-ChavezLuncheon and at Ashé. For table reservations or for more information, call (504) 569-9070.