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CSU hosts “Reflecting on King's Legacy Today” January 24

Event features Marilyn Sanders Mobley & Angelin Chang


Cleveland State University’s Black Studies program will host a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of MLK Day on Thursday, January 24. The Cost of Deferred Dreams: Reflecting on King's Legacy Today will feature a musical performance by Grammy-winning pianist Angelin Chang and a keynote address by Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity at Case Western Reserve University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 12 p.m. in the Berkman Hall Auditorium followed by a reception sponsored by Upsilon Delta Mu Multicultural Fraternity in the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center.

Angelin Chang is professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at CSU. She won the 2007 Grammy award for Best Instrumental Solo Performance with Orchestra for her recording of Olivier Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. She was the first female American classical pianist and the first pianist of Asian descent to win a Grammy.

Marilyn Sanders Mobley is a noted higher education executive who was named Case Western’s inaugural vice president of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity in 2009. She previously served as provost of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina and associate provost for educational programs at George Mason University. She currently serves on the board of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

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