Celebrate Black Heritage Month
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Dinner at St. John’s celebrates
African American history and honors individuals who achieve
excellence while addressing the interests and needs of the African
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Alma Clayton-Pedersen,Senior
Policy Director at the Association of American Colleges and
Universities (AA C&U) and a leader in diversity
education. Prior to joining the AA C&U, Dr.
Clayton-Pedersen spent 15 years at Vanderbilt University, where she
taught human and organizational development. She also held various
administrative positions, including Assistant to the Provost and
Director of Academic Affairs in Athletics; Associate Dean for
Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Assistant Director of an education
policy center; and Assistant to the Dean of Students.
Dr. Clayton-Pedersen co-founded Vanderbilt’s Common Destiny
Alliance (CODA ), a collaboration of organizations and researchers
promoting diversity as an opportunity rather than a problem through
sound research that debunks myths leading to discriminatory
Dr. Clayton-Pedersen will also conduct a Diversity Education Seminar and
Workshop during the day.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kelleher Center, Staten Island