Tickets are now on sale for Cameron University and Cameron Campus Ministry’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration banquet, featuring Andrew Young on Monday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cameron Fitness Center. Young will address this year’s theme, “Marching for Justice: Our Journey Ahead,” during his keynote address. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and are available by calling Cameron Campus Ministry at 580-357-7226. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, January 6
Young will also be featured in “A Conversation with Andrew Young” at 5:15 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. During this 30-minute presentation, Young will focus on his books and take questions from the audience. There is no charge to attend this casual presentation, which is open to the public.
Young has always viewed his career through the lens of his first career - that of ordained minister. His work for civil and human rights, his many years in public office as Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and Mayor of Atlanta, Ga., his leadership of the Atlanta Olympic Games, his advocacy of public purpose capitalism through Goodworks International, and the establishment of the Andrew J. Young Foundation are all a response to his call to serve.
Young brings a unique perspective formed by his wealth of experience in national and global leadership to his focus on the challenges of this era. He confronted segregation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., galvanizing a movement that transformed a nation through non-violence. Young was a key strategist and negotiator during the Civil Rights Campaigns in Birmingham and Selma that resulted in the passage Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Young's vision of advancing economic development with private sector involvement was honed during his comprehensive leadership positions in public service. He began his first of three terms as a U.S. Congressman in 1973. In 1977, under the appointment of President Carter, he represented our country on an international level as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. From 1982 to 1989, he served as the Mayor of Atlanta, fostering a time of great prosperity and playing an instrumental role in bringing the 1996 Summer Olympic Games to Atlanta. In 2003, he established The Andrew Young Foundation, which works to support and promote education, health, leadership and human rights in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.
He is also the Co-Founding Principal and Chairman of GoodWorks International, a private corporation dedicated to directly linking the potential of emerging markets to the promise of commercial ventures.
He currently serves on the Boards of several Fortune 500 companies and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to Chair the $100-million Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund. Young serves on the National Security Council Advisory Board, and remains active in numerous charitable activities and organizations.
The 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is co-sponsored by Cameron Campus Ministry and Cameron University. For more information, please contact Cameron Campus Ministry at (580) 357-7226.
December 9, 2011