GREENVILLE, PA —In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thiel College is presenting Dr. Eric Abercrumbie on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. in the Lutheran Heritage Room of Thiel College’s Howard Miller Student Center. During his presentation, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off,” Abercrumbie will speak about Martin Luther King Jr., his impact on American culture and the importance of diversity in our society. This event is presented as a Community Experience and is sponsored by the Thiel Community Building Initiative and the Office of Multicultural Student Services. The event is free and open to the public.
Currently director of ethnic programs and services at the African-American Culture and Research Center at the University of Cincinnati, Abercrumbie also is as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of African-American Studies in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. He holds a doctorate in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Cincinnati and focuses his academic and professional efforts on issues concerning black males in America. He is the originator of the Black Man Think Tank and serves as a racial/human relations consultant to corporations, community groups and educational systems.
Abercrumbie has received national acclaim and awards for his work, including the Key to the City of Cincinnati for his work with the Black Man Think Tank, the Award of Excellence from Concerned Black Men, Inc. and the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Award, presented by Morehouse College, among others.
The Community Building Initiative is a new effort to renew a sense of community and togetherness on Thiel’s campus as well as between Thiel and the greater Greenville Community. The Community Building Initiative has a five-tiered approach to community building, including Community Experience, Community Gatherings, Community Traditions, Community Worship and Community Greening events.
All Community Building Initiative events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 724-589-2106 or visit www.thiel.edu/cbi.