Michael Eric Dyson Is Commencement Speaker At Medgar Evers College
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, nationally-acclaimed writer, author and radio host, will deliver the 2014 Medgar Evers College commencement address, at 10:00am Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Barclays Center.
Dr. Dyson is currently a professor of sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a world-renowned commentator on many national news programs. His books, lectures, and hour-long talk show on NPR, “The Michael Eric Dyson Show,” have received national praise.
His best-selling books provide some of the most significant commentary on modern social issues, to date. His works also reflect issues surrounding cultural criticism, race theory, religion, philosophical reflection, and gender studies.
Notable works include: Making Malcolm X; I May Not Get There with You; Holler if You Hear Me; Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye; Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?; Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster; and the recent Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson, deeply probe social themes and cultural politics.
Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college. A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community. With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.
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